How is New York City related to famous postal quote?

By Denise Varano – September 11, 2015 While the Postal Service has no official motto, the popular belief that it does is a tribute to America’s postal workers. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”— is not the official Postal Service…

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USPS: Papal Visit Service Disruption Alert for NYC, DC and Philly

Updated September 11, 2015 New York City and Washington DC At this time, only minimal/limited delays to deliveries and collections in the immediate areas of events are expected. If events change or more significant impacts are identified, this information will be updated. Philadelphia Due to the Papal visit and related events in Philadelphia, a large…

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Audio: PRC Chief Taub Talks About a Postal Service at the Crossroads

Robert Taub, Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski about the exigent surcharge, postal reform, and the future of the PRC. URBANSKI: Hello, everyone, and welcome to DC Direct, where we talk to movers and shakers in Washington about issues facing direct marketers. I’m Al Urbanski, Senior Editor of…

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Feds: No mail service Pope weekend in eight Philadelphia zip codes

The U.S. Postal Service is suspending mail delivery and pickup in eight city zip codes on the Saturday of Pope Francis’ visit. Two federal agencies, the Social Security Administration and the IRS, said their Center City offices also will be affected on the Friday before the pope arrives, Sept. 25, and the Monday after he…

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Transient residents required to pay for P.O. Box

By Jess Field – September 10, 2015 The United States Postal Office (USPS) considers transient individuals to be anyone living in a moveable structure. Therefore, according to USPS policy, residents in Petersburg living in motor homes or boats are considered transient, no matter how long they have lived in the Borough, even if the structure…

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Video: Missing cluster mailbox in South Austin has USPS shocked

By Kris Betts – September 10, 2015 AUSTIN — Homeowners in a South Austin neighborhood as well as employees at the United States Postal Service are left scratching their heads after a group mailbox disappeared entirely overnight. The mailbox serves close to three dozen homes in the Central Park neighborhood off Stassney Lane. Neighbors believe…

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2015 APWU Scholarship Winners

The APWU proudly presents the winners of three scholarship programs: The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2015. Hallbeck winners will receive a $2,000 award each year for a period of four years to be used in an undergraduate program. The Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 to…

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USPS: Patriot Day – Flag requirements issued for Sept. 11

Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff on this day. Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the first plane struck…

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