Letters could save historic Lihue post office

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Thegardenisland.com: The potential relocation of the Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, to the carrier annex by the airport is still up in the air. And, representatives from the U.S. Postal Service met for two hours with about 25 people at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday to clarify misinformation shared at the last public meeting in April. … Read More

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

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Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. “We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have … Read More

USPS workers have emerged as heroes in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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With the Puerto Rico power grid shredded by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Postal Service has taken the place of cellphone service at the forefront of island communications. Only 15 percent of electrical power has been restored since the storm bludgeoned the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, but 99 of Puerto Rico’s 128 post offices are delivering mail. Tents have taken … Read More

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

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Curbed Chicago: Currently in the midst of a multi-year renovation into high-tech offices, Chicago’s 1930’s Main Post Office building was awarded a preliminary landmark recommendation at yesterday’s meeting of the City’s Commission on Landmarks. In addition to protecting the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Deco structure from future demolition, the move also enabled the project to receive a special tax assessment to … Read More

Could the downtown Grand Rapids, MI, post office finally be moving?

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For years Grand Rapids city leaders have tried to negotiate a way to pry prime property from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the downtown area. It hasn’t worked. But now, multiple sources are telling WZZM 13 new discussions are underway between Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and the federal government to try to make a deal for the … Read More

Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton’s Planning Board last week voted unanimously in favor of an application to turn the former U.S. Post Office branch on Palmer Square into a restaurant. Triumph Brewing Company is expected to move from its current location on Nassau Street to the historic Palmer Square building. No official target date for the move has been mentioned. “My client closed with … Read More

Bed-Stuy Post Office Is ‘Proof God Hates You,’ Residents Say

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Bed-Stuy, NY Patch: The most hated place in Bed-Stuy (the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY) may be the Brevoort Station Post Office, whose “Soup Nazi” employees have been refusing to deliver packages and sometimes scaring customers for more than 30 years. As one Yelp reviewer put it, “There IS a God and he HATES you because THIS is your post office!” … Read More

Local Businesses, Newspaper Delivery Suffering From Post Office Closing in Cadiz, Ohio

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Harrison News Herald: All across Cadiz, Ohio, businesses and residents are feeling the sting of the post office closing.  (The post office was closed by emergency suspension on Sept. 1, due to structural deficiencies in the building, which is owned by the USPS.) After speaking with enough people one gets the impression that residents are ready to make their own … Read More

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

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Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to … Read More

Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to “relocate” and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

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  TheGardenIsland.com: United States Postal Service representatives will return to Kauai on Oct. 11 to bring the community up to speed on the potential relocation of the Lihue post office. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at War Memorial Convention Hall, and USPS real estate specialist Greg Shelton will be there to answer questions. The Rice Street post office’s … Read More

Billions Served: Foot Traffic at the Post Office, an OIG report

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The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued a white paper on retail foot traffic at the more than 30,000 USPS-run post offices.  The report shows that Americans visited post offices some 2.7 billion times in FY 2016 — about triple the Postal Service’s official figure for customer visits, which refers to transactions only. This has some important implications … Read More

USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Irma

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USPS Service Alerts: Hurricane Irma has left destruction across the Caribbean. The Category 5 hurricane is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded. It continues to track toward South Florida, where it could make landfall this weekend. Many residents have evacuated ahead of the dangerous winds and storm surge associated with this hurricane. USPS operations have been impacted. Check “Service … Read More

Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service

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DNAinfo: The U.S. Postal Service wants the community to know there will be no change in service when the College Station Post Office at 140th Street relocates two blocks south. That’s what residents are afraid of. Gregory Lackey, a realty asset manager for the USPS, told residents Wednesday night that the new building has 2,900 square feet, three service counters, … Read More

Cadiz, Ohio, Post Office closes due to structural damage

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WTOV: The news came almost unexpectedly — P.O. box holders were the first to learn it, and now others are learning: the village of Cadiz, OH, is soon to be without a post office. “We received a letter indicating that the post office has some structural deficiencies and under postal regulations the building needs to be closed,” Village Administrator Charley … Read More