Postal Service closes Stamford CT post office: A "relocation" with no new location

Postal Service closes Stamford CT post office: A “relocation” with no new location

The Postal Service is closing the historic 1916 post office in Stamford, Connecticut, on Friday — without ever having conducted a discontinuance study. That’s because the Postal Service classified the closing as a “relocation” rather than a “discontinuance.” Relocation decisions are covered by a different set of postal regulations, which are much less stringent than the regulations for closures, and ... Read More
Princeton's Palmer Square post office goes on the market

Princeton’s Palmer Square post office goes on the market

From Pinceton's Town Topics: "It’s official: The building that has housed the Princeton post office on Palmer Square since 1934 is for sale. A sign advertising the availability of the 11,500-square-foot building on the green was scheduled to be posted on Tuesday. Numerous entities have shown interest in the prized piece of real estate. Among the bidders for the property ... Read More
Democracy rests finally upon us: Saving the Bronx General Post Office

Democracy rests finally upon us: Saving the Bronx General Post Office

On Saturday, September 21, there will be “Day of Action to Save the Post Office” in the Bronx, New York.  The event begins with an “Emergency Meeting to Save the Post Office” at 11:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street.  Then at 12:30 there will be a march to the Bronx General Post Office for a “Community ... Read More
Going Postal: The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap

Going Postal: The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap

The East Bay Express is running an article today that's an slightly edited version of the first chapter of Peter Byrne's "Going Postal: The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap." Byrne's year-long investigation uncovered evidence of multiple conflicts of interest and problems with post office sales supervised by Blum's company, including: ... Read More
Viburnum post office closes, nearest PO is 25 miles

Viburnum post office closes, nearest PO is 25 miles

The post office in Viburnum, Missouri, closed over the weekend.  A notice on the post office door offers no details about why.  The office is a contract postal unit, so the Postal Service doesn’t have to say much about what happened, and it doesn’t have to go through a public discontinuance procedure. But according to the editor of the local ... Read More
California Legislature passes resolution urging Congress to enact Postal Protection Service Act of 2013

California Legislature passes resolution urging Congress to enact Postal Protection Service Act of 2013

The California Legislature has passed a resolution urging Congress to enact the Postal Protection Service Act of 2013 (sponsored by Sanders and DeFazio). The federal legislation would repeal the mandate to prefund retiree health care, allow the USPS to provide new services, prohibit cuts to Saturday service and keep historic post offices open. Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), author of the ... Read More
Film producer may buy historic Santa Monica post office

Film producer may buy historic Santa Monica post office

Looks like owning a historic post office is becoming a Hollywood fad. First producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, Die Hard) bought the Venice post office and turned it into a production studio and office. Now producer David Ellison (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, World War Z) is in talks to buy the Santa Monica post office. Ellison is at work on ... Read More
Aripeka FL post office closes, no mail delivery either

Aripeka FL post office closes, no mail delivery either

On Friday the 13th, the post office in Aripeka, Florida, closed, just as the Postal Service said it would. The cause? A lease dispute with the landlord. As reported in this previous post, the elderly landlady has been connected to the post office for decades — her grandfather was the postmaster from 1921 to 1945, and after that, his daughter ... Read More
More reports of mail delays in Missouri

More reports of mail delays in Missouri

More employees of the Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility in Cape Girardeau have come forward and said they have noticed a delay in local mail operations and delivery. They also are concerned about their future employment with the mail-processing facility. By early next year, mail destined for Southeast Missouri will be sorted at the St. Louis mail-processing facility ... Read More
50-year-old East Austin post office closing; under renovations for restaurants & a P.O.

50-year-old East Austin post office closing; under renovations for restaurants & a P.O.

The post office on east Sixth Street in East Austin, Texas, is moving, at least temporarily. Monday, the office will close the location where it's been since 1963. The USPS will move into a trailer while the building is renovated and turned into a mixed-use building with two restaurants and the post office in the middle. The renovations to the ... Read More