Panel discussion on the Postal Service, the media, and CBRE


  Too Big to Name? How the Press is (not) covering the story of how the Postal Service is being destroyed Thursday, July 11, 7:00 PM First Unitarian Universalist Church  1187 Franklin St. at Geary  San Francisco Free admission  More information suppresses embarrassing information about those who own the country The mass media has been almost entirely missing in action on … Read More

Postal Service still eyeing consolidation in Blue Springs, MO


Postal Service officials hope to complete the consolidation of the two Blue Springs post offices into one by July 2014. Richard A. Watkins, a spokesperson for the Mid-America District of the Postal Service, said that the main post office building . . . Read more.

Santa Monica activists plan rally to save post office building


Santa Monica activists plan to hold a rally Saturday at the city's post office at 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, a 1930s-era Moderne building that is set to be shut down.  Members of the Santa Monica Conservancy, a preservation group, plan to stage the rally at 11 a.m. on what is scheduled to be the last day of operations at … Read More

Postal Service considers moving Collinsville Post Office location


Marla J. Larsen-Williams, a postal service real estate specialist, told the City Council that the service is looking at ways to cut costs, but still meet customers' needs. The service rents its current downtown location, and the 50-year lease expires …   Read more.

USPS: A wholly owned subsidiary of Mailers Inc.


BY MARK JAMISON I am a card-carrying member of the DAV — Disabled American Veterans.   The organization has been a wonderful source of support over the years and does fine work on behalf of veterans. So I was disappointed to discover DAV on the membership list of PostCom, the postal lobbying association that represents businesses and organizations that use the … Read More

Postal Service change delays newspaper deliveries in Macon, NC


An unreported U.S. Postal Service change affecting local letter carriers working Macon routes delayed when subscribers on those routes received last week’s edition of The Warren Record.  Carl Walton, a Postal Service spokesman for the Greensboro district, said that Macon letter carriers now begin their workdays at the Warrenton Post Office instead of the Macon Post Office and then go … Read More

Postal Service closing Toledo processing center


Mail from ZIP codes beginning with “458” will no longer be processed in Toledo, but rather in Columbus beginning July 8, the U.S. Postal Service said. Several years ago, the Postal Service closed its Lima processing center, sending mail from the region …  Read more.

McClellan post office to close Friday, but possibly not permanently


Customers who are accustomed to using the post office at McClellan will have to find a new place to do business with the U.S. Postal Service after June 28. A letter posted on the front door of the aging office near the McClellan Medical Mall states …   Read more.

Brands at risk: The OIG looks at the USPS-CBRE contract


The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued an audit report about the Postal Service’s contract with CB Richard Ellis.  CBRE became the Postal Service's exclusive real estate agent in June 2011.  Considering that the Postal Service leases 24,000 properties and owns 9,000, that's a big portfolio to manage, and outsourcing to CBRE was a big step.   The … Read More