Postal service kills plan to sell Old Chelsea post office

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Here's something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  The Postal Service has dropped its plan to sell the historic Old Chelsea post office in New York City.  "“I am thankful that after the completion of the public review process, USPS has taken these concerns into consideration and is now exploring options that do not include selling off this historic community … Read More

What does your local post office mean to you?

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The Association of U.S. Postal Lessors is doing a survey to learn more about how people think about the value of the post office to their community and the likely social and economic effects of closing the post office.  The owner of the building that houses the post office in Licking, Missouri, is encouraging everyone in his town to participate in the … Read More

Harry Reid saves the post office in Sun Valley

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Wednesday that a proposal to shutter the post office in Sun Valley, Nevada, has been officially withdrawn.  Reid said he’s glad the postal service listened to residents who would have been affected by the closure, including seniors and disabled veterans.  Read more.  (And there's an earlier story with video here.)

Old Ukiah post office becoming eyesore

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Press Democrat: "Nearly two years after the Postal Service closed Ukiah's historic downtown post office, it remains shuttered and has become increasingly derelict in appearance.  'This is exactly what people were afraid of, that it would become a blighted building in the middle of Ukiah,' said Alan Nicholson, a leader in the city's failed fight to save the post office … Read More

PRC remands decision to close Fernandina Beach post office

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has issued an order remanding the final determination to close the historic Fernandina Beach post office on Amelia Island, Florida.  Presumably that will hold up the sale of the building as well.  There’s some background on the sale here.  The Postal Service filed a Motion to Dismiss the appeal based on the view that the post office was part … Read More

Postal Service Counters Replace UPS Services at 82 Staples Locations

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Going Postal has the scoop on the Postal Service's new initiative to put post offices inside of Staples.  "A new partnership between USPS and Staples Inc. offers a promising opportunity for the Postal Service to expand access to its services. A recently announced pilot program, the first such agreement under what USPS terms its Retail Partner Expansion Program, calls for the … Read More

New APWU President Dimondstein Calls For a Grand Alliance

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In an impassioned speech before more than 1,000 union members on Nov. 7, 2013, newly elected president of the American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimondstein, issued a call for a "grand alliance" to save the USPS as a public postal service and to protect postal jobs.