Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2020 Newsletter

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The Winter 2020 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about a rally against the Consolidated Casing test program being run by the USPS to speed up mail carriers and eliminate routes; a community’s efforts to continue mail service to individual mailboxes rather than cluster boxes; problems with the Postal Service’s claims to fight climate change; and the potential … Read More

Mold closes historic Ashland MA post office

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Metrowest Daily News:  The Ashland, MA Post Office has suspended its downtown operations indefinitely, citing repairs that need to be made in the 205 Main St. building, but not specifying whether those repairs are connected to mold found in the basement level early last month. Effective Thursday, all postal employees who work in the Ashland Post Office will be moved … Read More

Depression-era mural from Lincoln Park, MI, post office to be celebrated

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News-Herald: Gregory Wittkopp, director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will give a presentation on the Depression-era Lincoln Park Post office mural, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road. The mural entitled, “Hauling in the Net,” was created in 1939-1940 by acclaimed Michigan artist Zoltan Sepeshy in his studio at the Cranbrook … Read More

Snyder, NE post office closed for emergency suspension

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Norfolk Daily News: A town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Snyder Auditorium included plans for mail delivery following the lock down of the Post Office in Snyder, Nebraska, a week ago as the building was ruled unsafe. “At this time we are not in the process of closing post offices,” said Dawn Bayer, manager of post office operations from … Read More

Bloomington IL post office relocation gets mixed reviews

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Pentagraph: The Eagle Station post office on Towanda Avenue will close permanently at noon Friday and the main Bloomington post office will return to its original location on Empire Street, opening at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Customer service operations were transferred from the facility near Eastland Mall to Eagle Station, a former grocery store at 1211 Towanda Ave., in 1999. … Read More