Rolling Meadows, IL, tries to get post office to come back

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Daily Herald: Nearly six years after the Rolling Meadows, Ill., post office closed, residents and local officials are trying to get it back. Mayor Len Prejna is working with the offices of U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg and Peter Roskam of Wheaton to lobby U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan. Dave Whitney, a community volunteer and member of the city’s … Read More

Post office in Temple, ME, closing March 24 over lease issue

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Sun Journal: The Temple, Maine, post office will close March 24 at the end of the business day, because the building owner is terminating the lease March 31, U.S. Postal Service communications specialist Steve Doherty said. “We have been actively looking for a new location within Temple and are optimistic about having something in place by that time,” Doherty said. If not, residents … Read More

Post Office discontinuances and suspensions: A decade in review

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The Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission are currently working on the annual compliance review.  The goal of the ACR, as stated in 39 U.S.C. §3652, is to determine if during the previous fiscal year the Postal Service has met all of the rate setting and service goals of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The review deals primarily with the issue of … Read More

Downtown post office in Grand Island, Neb., could close by Memorial Day

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Grand Island Independent: Postal operations in Grand Island, Neb., may shift from the main post office downtown to the facility at 3835 Old Potash Highway by the end of May. Postal employees are tentatively shooting for Memorial Day weekend to make the move. The U.S. Postal Service announced last year that it plans to abandon the main post office by … Read More

Retail service temporarily suspended at Milan Station PO in Richmond, VA

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13NewsNow: Retail services have been suspended at the Milan Station Post Office in Norfolk, Virginia, on Wednesday. The Postal Service is working with the landlord to reopen the building located at 3800 Colley Avenue as soon as possible. Delivery services will not be impacted. Until service can be restored, customers can pick up their Post Office Box mail at Norfolk … Read More

Postal Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon

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Nation Magazine: Every day postal trucks drop off about 4,000 packages at a US Postal Service station in central Tennessee, where they’re unloaded by a team of around six USPS employees. Each person grabs a box, rushes to the only scanning machine, runs the bar code, and then places it in the proper gurney for its route. The process takes … Read More

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

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PoliticusUSA: Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that … Read More

USPS is mum on plans to reopen Zanoni, MO, post office

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Ozark County Times: Thursday, Feb. 8, was the deadline for area residents to submit proposals and offers for a site to be leased for the Zanoni, MO, post office “alternate quarters” being proposed by the U.S. Postal Service. But USPS personnel involved with the matter declined to provide any information about the USPS plan Monday. USPS real estate specialist Vic … Read More

University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

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Renovations planned for an old post office in downtown Florence, SC, are on hold after Francis Marion University announced the multi-million-dollar project last February. University officials said they expected to start moving into the old post office building this year, but they’re still waiting on the funds to move forward with the project. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter said with the … Read More

As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

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New York Times: The Postal Service moved out of its longtime main post office in downtown Chicago in 1997, but ideas for remaking the Art Deco behemoth never gained traction. The huge building sat vacant, a far cry from the time when workers could sort up to 35 million letters a day there and residents posted mail in its elegant lobby, … Read More