Kew Gardens Will Keep Post Office, Pol Says

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DNAinfo: Kew Gardens residents can breathe a sigh of relief as they will get to keep their post office for at least another five years. After months of worry that the facility at 83-30 Austin St. would close once its lease expired on July 31, the United States Postal Service has renewed its rental agreement, which as of now expires in 2021, according to Rep. Grace Meng. … Read More

Perdido Key, FL post office closes over lease issue

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Pensacola News Journal: Though it already was set to close Saturday, the Innerarity Point Post Office in Perdido Key was unexpectedly shut down Wednesday by the previous owners. According to post office supervisor Kim Furr, the previous owners of the store came in Wednesday afternoon, changed the locks and closed the post office permanently. Furr said she is very concerned about … Read More

Reno’s old post office building reborn as a retail center

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KOLO: Reno’s  old post office building has occupied a piece of prime real estate at the city’s very core on the shores of the Truckee for most of a century. It was designed as was many of Nevada’s most important buildings by noted Reno architect Frederic deLongchamps and stands as a prime example of the Art Deco style. When it was built in … Read More

Temporary Post Office in Newhall, CA to close on Aug. 19 over lease issue

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KHTS: “We’re having to do an emergency suspension as we’re being evicted from that site,” said Richard Maher, USPS spokesman. “We’re relocating the PO Box service to the main Santa Clarita office on Creekside Road.” The owners of Valencia Marketplace had a new tenant who sought a long-term lease at the location where the current temporary Newhall Post Office is … Read More

Gilby, N.D. Post Office indefinitely shuttered over mold worries

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Grand Forks Herald: If you’re mailing a letter in Gilby, N.D., it’s mostly business as usual. But if you’re looking to pick one up from the post office, you’re going to have a harder time. The U.S. Postal Service announced on Thursday that the Gilby post office, 209 Main Ave., is closed until further notice. Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki … Read More

Communities and Postal Workers United Summer 2016 Newsletter

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The Summer 2016 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United has articles about the new APWU contract — which puts a moratorium on plant closures and retail and trucking outsourcing, — as well as proposed legislation in the House that threatens door delivery and opposition by Detroit postal workers to a hostile work environment.  Read the newsletter here.

Greenwich arts center to fight sale of Stamford CT post office in Supreme Court

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Stamford Advocate: A Greenwich arts group has delivered a message to the U.S. Postal Service.“We’re not backing down,” said Drew Backstrand, an attorney representing the Center for Art and Mindfulness. As construction has begun for two residential and commercial towers at the site of the Stamford’s historic U.S. Post Office, Backstrand said his client plans to take its fight of the … Read More

Postal Service releases 2015 Household Diary Study

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The Postal Service has released the Household Diary Study (HDS) Report for Fiscal Year 2015. The HDS measures the mail sent and received by U.S. households, tracks household mail trends, and compares mail use between different types of households. Among the Study’s findings: In 2015, U.S. households received 119.9 billion pieces of mail, and sent 10.5 billion. Mail sent or … Read More

Trump leveraged a mere $2.4 million in $200 million deal on DC’s Old Post Office, and gave his kids a big stake for free

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BuzzFeed: As he runs for president, Donald Trump has a massive business deal underway with the federal government: a luxury hotel in the iconic, taxpayer-owned Old Post Office building, just five blocks from the White House. Now, a newly released document gives a glimpse into how Trump channels money to his children. It also shows that Trump leveraged a mere … Read More

Oldest continuously operating Post Office in the nation celebrates 200th birthday

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Brattleboro Reformer: On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Hinsdale, N.H., Post Office, the oldest continuously operating post office in the United States, will be celebrating its 200th birthday, and the public is invited to the party.”We would like to have as many people as would like to come, to share with us,” said Hinsdale Postmaster Cindy Mason. “The town band is … Read More