Bloomington IL post office relocation gets mixed reviews

Bloomington IL post office relocation gets mixed reviews

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. Towanda Ave (former) Post Office Customer service operations were transferred from the facility near ... Read More
Postal Service petitions DC Circuit for rehearing on the rate increase in Forever stamps

Postal Service petitions DC Circuit for rehearing on the rate increase in Forever stamps

Yesterday the Postal Service filed a petition to the DC Circuit Court for a rehearing in Carlson v. Postal Regulatory Commission. The case involves the question of whether or not the Commission properly followed the relevant statutes when it approved the Postal Service’s increase on First-Class stamps from 50 to 55 ... Read More
How you can help fight the illegal rate increase on Forever stamps

How you can help fight the illegal rate increase on Forever stamps

DOUGLAS CARLSON As Save the Post Office has previously reported, I have been working for the past year to overturn the 55-cent price to mail a one-ounce, stamped, First-Class letter.  Concerned citizens can support my efforts by submitting comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission by October 29, 2019.
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New life for former post office in Burlingame, CA

New life for former post office in Burlingame, CA

SM Daily Journal: Burlingame, Calif., officials are hoping to breathe new life into a historic site with a new development deal to rebuild the former post office, following years of the downtown site sitting vacant and ignored. According to an arrangement announced Friday, Oct. 11, to the Daily Journal, the ... Read More
Safety concerns close Prague, MN Post Office, for second time this year

Safety concerns close Prague, MN Post Office, for second time this year

New Prague Times: For the second time this year, the New Prague Post Office has been temporarily closed due to safety concerns with the building. The US Postal Service issued a press release late on Thursday, Oct. 10, stating that all operations would be moved to the Belle Plaine Post ... Read More
Historic post office in Mankato, MN has apparently been sold

Historic post office in Mankato, MN has apparently been sold

Mankato Free Press: The historic downtown post office building in Mankato, Minn., apparently has been sold. The U.S. Postal Service put the building up for sale nearly four years ago with a price tag of $1.6 million. A couple of months ago the building was no longer being listed for ... Read More
Chester, Iowa Post Office closed for emergency suspension

Chester, Iowa Post Office closed for emergency suspension

kimt.com: Due to building safety and health concerns, the Chester, Iowa Post Office is temporarily relocating its office beginning Saturday. The operations will be moved to the Lime Springs Post Office (7:30-11:30, 1-3 Monday-Friday). “It is unknown when services will resume at the Chester facility at this time,” the USPS ... Read More
Community and Postal Workers United Newsletter for Fall 2019

Community and Postal Workers United Newsletter for Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) contains articles about a resolution passed by the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers supporting the Green New Deal; resistance to the Postal Service’s “Consolidated Casing Initiative”; efforts by Alabama home builders to preserve home mail delivery and resist ... Read More
Historic New Deal Post Office in Roseville, CA may be torn down by hotel developers

Historic New Deal Post Office in Roseville, CA may be torn down by hotel developers

According to an article in CBS 13 Sacramento, Roseville city leaders are considering “giving their stamp of approval for a new hotel on the site of the old downtown post office.” Roseville’s downtown post office on Vernon Street would soon be the site of a new first-class project. “The vision ... Read More
Postal Service to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Relocation of the Cartwright, ND Post Office

Postal Service to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Relocation of the Cartwright, ND Post Office

roundupweb.com: The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a public notification meeting regarding the Cartwright Post Office that is located at 204 Main Street, Cartwright, ND 58838-9998. USPS Real Estate Specialist Greg Shelton will be speaking on October 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Cartwright Community Center located at 305 ... Read More
There Was More to the Price Hike on Stamps Than the Cost

There Was More to the Price Hike on Stamps Than the Cost

NY Times Op-Ed by Linda Greenhouse: I’m taking a momentary break from my gloomy columns of recent months — not because I’m no longer worried about the Supreme Court becoming the Trump administration’s lap dog or about the eagerness of some justices to put the Second Amendment on steroids. No, ... Read More
Statement from Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan on the Universal Postal Union Extraordinary Congress Vote

Statement from Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan on the Universal Postal Union Extraordinary Congress Vote

USPS Press Release: The Postal Service would like to thank President Trump for his leadership in helping us to negotiate the resolution of an intractable problem with the payment system for the international exchange of small packets that has persisted over many years, and that has been extremely difficult to ... Read More
Historic East Hartford, CT post office headed for closure & sale

Historic East Hartford, CT post office headed for closure & sale

Hartford Courant: To cut costs in the face of declining use and shrinking revenue, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing the Main Street post office in East Hartford, Conn., and moving services to a much smaller location. “Despite significant cost reductions,” USPS real estate specialist David Rouse wrote recently ... Read More
New book shows & tells the story of Wisconsin's New Deal murals

New book shows & tells the story of Wisconsin’s New Deal murals

During the 1930s and 40s, under the New Deal, the United States Government commissioned over 1,100 murals for the embellishment of post offices nationwide. Wisconsin received 35 of these murals. A new book, Wisconsin Post Office Murals, by David W. Gates Jr., shows and tells the elusive and often overlooked story ... Read More
Resident input could decide future site of downtown Northville, MI post office

Resident input could decide future site of downtown Northville, MI post office

HometownLife.com: Thirty-year Northville, MI resident Mark Pastula has a suggestion for the United States Postal Service, which is planning to move from its central-city post office site due to “space constraints”. “If they need more room, why not move up … add a second story to this building,” Pastula said, moments after he ... Read More
Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural America: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service

Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural America: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service

USPS OIG: For more than 200 years, the Postal Service has been a mainstay in rural America, which the OIG found values the Postal Service for not just its package and mail services but also its presence in the community. For example, more than half (56 percent) of rural customers ... Read More
DC Circuit grants postal watchdog's challenge to PRC's approval of rate hike on Forever stamps

DC Circuit grants postal watchdog’s challenge to PRC’s approval of rate hike on Forever stamps

Back in January 2019, the Postal Service raised the price of a First Class stamp from 50 to 55 cents.  Postal watchdog Douglas Carlson filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (aka the DC Circuit) challenging the Postal Regulatory Commission’s decision to ... Read More
Portsmouth, NH adjusting to post office at new address

Portsmouth, NH adjusting to post office at new address

Seacoastonline.com: Residents got their first look at the new Heritage Avenue post office in Portsmouth, NH, the Tuesday after Labor Day. Patty Svoleantopoulos, the officer in charge, said crews worked for eight months getting it ready to open. During an interview Thursday, Svoleantopoulos stood in front of 1,500 new post ... Read More
Boiceville, NY Post Office closes due to 'environmental concerns'; operations shift to Shokan

Boiceville, NY Post Office closes due to ‘environmental concerns’; operations shift to Shokan

Kingston Daily Freeman: Operations at the Boiceville, New York, Post Office will be  suspended at the end of Saturday because of “environmental concerns,” the U.S. Postal Service said Friday. Boiceville postal operations will move to the Shokan Post Office, about 5 miles  away, starting Monday. Both post offices are on ... Read More
Pasadena's downtown rebirth: Restoring historic post office with secret room

Pasadena’s downtown rebirth: Restoring historic post office with secret room

ABC13: In the past two years, Pasadena, Texas, has attracted $2 billion worth of new business to the area, with much of it related to the petrochemical industry.  But in contrast, the city’s downtown area has been likened to a ghost town for much of the last 50 years, which ... Read More