Post Office forced to close Santa Maria, TX location


Valley Star: The U.S. Post Office is temporarily closing the Santa Maria, Texas, post office because of problems with the building. According to a news release from the USPS, the emergency closure impacts the entire building located at 11175 Military Highway. It will remain closed to business until officials can assess the conditions and pass a safety inspection. In the … Read More

Franklin, LA City Council eyes purchase of old post office


The Daily Iberian: The Franklin City Council took action Tuesday to buy a 106-year-old piece of history.  The council introduced an ordinance to purchase the old post office at 216 Willow St. in Franklin, Louisiana, which was built in 1912. The purchasing price is capped at $190,000. The sellers are L.D.B. Properties LLC of Franklin, whose board members are Gary … Read More

USPS discussing possible return of Norfolk’s Milan Station Post Office

SteveBlog The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the reestablishment of the Milan Station Post Office in Norfolk, Va., nine months after the location was closed. USPS says the new location would be close to the former site, which was located at 3800 Colley Avenue in Norfolk until February 23.  The relocation project would provide full continuity of service and would consist of finding … Read More

Stamped out: Cameron Village, NC post office to close


Hartsburg News: Cameron Village is a hotspot for growth in Raleigh, NC, but as businesses, condominiums and people move in, the neighborhood‘s longtime post office is about to close. The 56-year-old building on Oberlin Road that houses the post office has been sold to make way for more development around Cameron Village, and all tenants have been ordered to “vacate … Read More

Fall 2018 Newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United


The Fall 2018 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United has articles about the thousands of postal workers who rallied in over a hundred congressional districts on October 8th, protesting the Trump administration’s proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service; problems with understaffing and delayed mail; postal banking; Canadian postal workers refusing overtime; and the successful effort to save the … Read More

Bronx’s historic post office building, set for transformation, is for sale


Curbed New York: Back in 2014, the United States Postal Service sold its landmarked Bronx General Post Office building to developer Young Woo and Associates for $19 million. Developers planned to transform the four-story, block-long building into Bronx Post Place—a retail, commercial, and community hub that would features offices, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor spaces. In 2016, construction was underway, which involved … Read More

Postal Service suspends Post Office operations in Hillsboro, Iowa


The U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to emergency suspend the Hillsboro, IA Post Office immediately due to safety concerns.  The Hillsboro office is a leased facility and the landlord reportedly has decided against completing necessary repairs. The press release provided by the Northland-Hawkeye Districts of the USPS didn’t say what the necessary repairs were.  Retail services have been … Read More

Confessions of a U.S. Postal Worker: “We deliver Amazon packages until we drop dead.”

SteveBlog Earlier this year, Amazon became the second U.S.-based company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Yet for all its dominance and efficiency, Amazon relies on a dusty, centuries-old system to deliver at least a third—and possibly as much as half—of its packages around the country: the United States Postal Service. In mid-October, I spoke with a mail … Read More