Bullhead City, Arizona, post office to close on two-year-old discontinuance study

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The Postal Service is closing the Highway Station (990 Highway 95) in northern Bullhead City, Arizona.  The post office was on the list of 3,700 studied for closure in 2011 as part of the Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI), and the discontinuance process was almost completed back then.  But then the RAOI got bad reviews from the Postal Regulatory Commission … Read More

Albany GA post office in historic building gets new lease on life

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In a special press conference Wednesday morning, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard announced that the U.S. Post Office on West Broad Avenue will remain open another year.  For now the new lease is October 1st through September 30, 2014.  Read more.  (Background here.)

Historic Westport CT post office re-opens as postal-themed restaurant

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The historic New Deal post office in Westport, Connecticut, was closed last year and sold to developers who have turned it into an upscale restaurant.   Now instead of buying stamps and mailing packages, you can dine on world-class creative cuisine including "crab tater tots, lobster quesadillas, Portuguese octopus, rosemary short ribs, The Hamburger Experience—made with Krystal Caves cheddar, pork … Read More

The Truth about the Closing of the Berkeley Post Office Camp-Out

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Lydia Gans writes the following: "The sudden attack by the city on the four week long camp-out to save the Berkeley Post Office was a sad ending to a spirited and peaceful action that was in the interest of the community. With people staffing a literature table and gathering petitions, urging folks to write letters in addition to organizing marches … Read More

San Diego MPO back on the market

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The Postal Service consolidated the mail processing operations from the San Diego P & DC as part of the Network Rationalization plan, leaving only a retail operation, but it's the main post office for San Diego.  The 26-acre property is now seen as too big, and it's on the market — again.   The Postal Service tried selling it back … Read More

USPS OIG salutes postal workers on Labor Day

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The USPS Office of Inspector General takes the opportunity on Labor Day "to salute all the postal workers who keep the mail moving and ensure the Postal Service fulfills its mission of binding the nation together."  (For some reason, the OIG provides a picture of postal trucks to illustrate its salute to workers.) "While the Postal Service is the engine … Read More

Sale of historic Princeton post office on hold

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The post office in Palmer Square was going to be put for sale this month until Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert interceded with U.S. Rep. Rush D. Holt’s office to have the sale postponed.  The Postal Service has had to deal with the state Historic Preservation Office —a branch of the state Department of Environmental Protection — over the sale of a … Read More

Rumor alert: Times Plaza Station in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, may close

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There's a rumor going around that the Times Plaza Station on Atlantic Avenue in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be closing.  It's not clear yet whether the Postal Service has decided to move out or if the landlord simply has made other plans.  The lease ends in February 2014, and a report in the Brownstoner says the landlord … Read More

Postal Service reconsiders moving post office to other side of tracks

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  Last month, the US Postal service notified residents of Coralville, Iowa, that it intended to move retail customer service and carrier operations from from the post office to an annex building.  That meant having to cross railroad tracks in an area without sidewalks or a nearby bus route, making it impossible to get to the new location without a car.  The Postal … Read More

Future of New Canaan post office up in the air

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Residents of New Canaan, Connecticut, have delivered their displeasure with the news that their post office will close by January, with the new location as yet undecided.  The New Canaan post office has 6,260 square feet, which is not very big, but Christine Dugas, a spokesman for the USPS, said only 1,840 square feet would be needed in a new facility.  Even … Read More

The Postal Service updates its five-year plan: A Labor Day Story

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It being Labor Day — a holiday created by the labor movement to honor the social and economic accomplishments of American workers — this may be a good time to recognize the achievements of the United States Postal Service.  In the span of just seven years, postal executives have managed to eliminate two hundred thousand good-paying, middle-class jobs — and … Read More