Hurdles in sale of Bronx GPO

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Bronx Times reporter David Cruz has been following the story on the sale of the Bronx GPO since the beginning, and he has a new story today about the efforts to stop the sale.   "The sale of the iconic Bronx General Post Office may not be as easy as the U.S. Postal Service thought," writes Cruz. "Residents, labor groups … Read More

Serrano provision in spending bill checks on lawfulness of Bronx GPO, would suspend sale of historic post offices

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Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that he had succeeded in including a provision in an annual appropriations bill moving through the House of Representatives that would ensure that the Postal Service’s proposed sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office receives extra scrutiny.   The provision calls for the suspension of the sale of historic properties like the Bronx … Read More

The Postal Service moves forward on selling the historic post offices in Berkeley and the Bronx

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Yesterday two of the country’s most significant historic post offices — the 1916 Berkeley post office and the 1935 Bronx GPO — came a step closer to being sold. Mr. Tom Samra, USPS Vice President, Facilities, rendered his final decision on the Berkeley post office.  The Postal Service will relocate retail services to a yet-to-be-determined location, and the historic building … Read More

Protest the sale of the Bronx GPO – July 26-27

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Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services (CLUPJS), a coalition of postal workers and community activists, is calling for a protest to stop the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office on July 26 and 27.  Read more.  

USPS to Bronx: Drop dead — the GPO must go

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The Postal Service has decided to go ahead with the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office.  Tom Samra, Vice President of Facilities for the USPS, has issued his “Final Decision for Relocation of Retail Services in Bronx, New York.”  (A copy is here.) The Bronx GPO is on the National Register of Historic Places, it's an official New … Read More

Binding the nation together: Berkeley and the Bronx join forces to save the post office

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For our Founding Fathers, post offices and post roads played an essential role in “binding our nation together.”  Congress reaffirmed that vision when it passed the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970: “The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together.” The leaders of the Postal Service appear to have … Read More