Demolition of historic Maplewood, NJ, post office resumes this week

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  The demolition of the historic post office located on 160 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, New Jersey, will continue this week. The fate of the building was the source of considerable controversy, and the demolition was opposed by many Maplewood residents who wanted to preserve the historic structure and who opposed the scale of the new building planned for the site. Despite … Read More

Postal Service sells historic building where mailbags were made

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BizJournal.com: For roughly five decades, the U.S. Postal Service facility at 2135 Fifth St. NE in Eckington (in Washington, DC), was the only equipment shop for the entire postal system, manufacturing millions of mailbags and hundreds of thousands of postal locks every year.  Last week, the Postal Service sold the 79,380-square-foot historic building, located on a 2.5-acre lot, for $12.25 million… The … Read More

Celebration heralds reopening of Knights Ferry Post Office

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Oakdale Leader: After several weeks of negotiations and following an abrupt closure of their longstanding facility (as reported in this previous post), the historic Knights Ferry, Calif., Post Office was reopened with many happy citizens in attendance, as well as Congressman Jeff Denham.  The Knights Ferry office is a contract post office, and after the unexpected passing of the postmistress who … Read More

Postal stakeholders file comments for the PRC’s 701 report to the President and Congress

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Yesterday was the deadline for comments concerning the Postal Regulatory Commission’s 701 Report, which the Commission is required to prepare at least every five years, under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). As the Commission explains  in its notice seeking comments, the 701 Report is directed to  the President and Congress, and it is supposed to address  (1) the operation of the amendments made by … Read More

Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court stumbles over the Venice Post Office

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Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, was one of the judges on the D.C. Circuit that reviewed an appeal over the closing of the historic post office in Venice, California.  In July 2014, the Court dismissed the appeal, with Judge Garland writing the opinion explaining why. As reported in an article by the Free Venice Beachhead, the lawyer who filed … Read More

Two post offices slated for closure will remain open

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Two post offices facing imminent closure — both of which have pending appeals with the Postal Regulatory Commission — will not be closing after all.  The post office in Winchester, Illinois, and the contract post office in Westbrookville, New York, were both due to close over contract issues, but the issues were resolved last week and both offices will remain open. The post office in … Read More

Tuolumne, CA post office may relocate

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Union Democrat: Residents of Tuolumne, California, say they want the post office to stay close to downtown if it has to move when its lease expires in May 2017.  About 30 locals attended a public meeting Wednesday to talk about possible places the post office could move if it’s lease isn’t renewed.  Those attending included residents, business owners, veterans, fire … Read More

Contract Postal Office in Greenville, NC, closing over contract issue

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Daily Reflector: A U.S. Post Office located in the South Park Shopping Center on Red Banks Road in Greenville, N.C., is closing on June 28.  The post office, which is a contract postal unit (CPU), meaning it is privately owned, posted a sign on its door stating that it was closing “due to inadequate compensation from the USPS.”  “As of … Read More