Dover, Delaware, Post Office set to move


Delaware Public Media: The post office in Dover, Delaware, is planning to move to a new location in a few years.  The federal agency has been at the Loockerman Street site in Downtown Dover since it was built in 1964. Earlier this week, the U.S. Postal Service announced it is not renewing its lease there, which expires in 2020. Dover … Read More

Bronx General Post Office, A Love Story


They were married in the Bronx Post Office. The building holds special significance for Mr. Woo, whose family firm purchased the landmark building in 2014

Judge Finds No Issue in Bid to Block Sale of Berkeley’s Historic Post Office


Courthouse News Service: In a victory for opponents of the U.S. Postal Service’s planned sale of the historic Berkeley, California, post office, a federal judge found Monday that the government could not prove a city ordinance blocking the sale is unconstitutional. In 2011, the Postal Service announced plans to sell the 104-year old neoclassical building, designed by famed architect Oscar … Read More

City of Berkeley wins lawsuit with the Postal Service over zoning law involving historic post office


The City of Berkeley has won its lawsuit with the Postal Service over the rezoning of the downtown area where the historic post office is located. The Postal Service filed this action in federal court back in August 2016.  The Postal Service complained that the zoning ordinance enacted by the City of Berkeley in September 2014 had interfered with its efforts to … Read More

Historic post office in York, PA, sold by USPS in 2013 for $350,000, now on the market for $1.8 million


Central Penn Business Journal: One of York City’s most notable historic buildings is back on the market – for a limited time. ROCK Commercial Real Estate LLC listed the former Post Office on 200 S. George St. for $1,795,000 this past week…. Currently, the building is being used as storage for Washington, D.C.-based furniture store Persiano Gallery, as well as … Read More

Postal Service may sell historic courthouse & post office in Meridian, MS


Meridian Star: The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors are considering the potential purchase of the federal courthouse, which houses the post office on 9th Street in Meridian, Miss., as part of a permanent solution to the poor condition of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. District 1 Supervisor Jonathan Wells clarified Monday a report that appeared in The Meridian Star on Saturday, noting the county … Read More

In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing


Cutbacks have created a labor shortage at smaller stations, and mail carriers are struggling to do their jobs. Nation Magazine: As a late-season snow began to fall, Jessica, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, sped down a country road in upstate New York toward the next mailbox along her route. Her left hand steadied the wheel of her … Read More

Inspector General asks, Are Emergency Suspensions of USPS Facilities Executed in Compliance with Policies and Procedures?

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USPS OIG: Postal Service properties may be vacated due to events such as network optimization efforts, emergency suspensions, and/or staffing shortages. A decision to close or consolidate a Post Office (also known as a discontinuance) must be based on specific criteria, such as the effect on the community served and employees, compliance with government policy, and the economic savings to … Read More