Boston’s South Station-Postal Service deal is long overdue

Rain or snow, the Postal Service always delivers. But not this time. The state wants to take over the post office’s Fort Point Channel property to make way for a $1 billion expansion of South Station, which sits next door. The federal agency won’t budge, saying the state isn’t offering a rich enough deal for…

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(VIDEO) How to Avoid Costly Mistakes Filling Out Your TSP Forms

The board that administers the Thrift Savings Plan has some simple but important advice for successfully submitting forms to make changes to TSP accounts. In a new YouTube video, the TSP board offers five tips to help federal employees complete TSP requests, including those for withdrawals, and to do so correctly, “the first time.” That…

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(VIDEO) Financial District Residents Upset As Mail Box Bins Crowd Sidewalks

(October 2, 2014) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amid the hustle and bustle on Financial District streets, a different type of neighbor is taking up space. Some walk right by the empty, white mail bins without a second thought. “Half the things in this city I don’t notice,” one passerby said. Others, like Financial District resident…

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APWU President Dimondstein to Appear on Radio Oct. 3

Web News Article #: 179 10/02/2014 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein will speak with Bill Fetcher on his radio program Arise! on  WPFW FM in Washington, DC,  on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. EDT. To listen live on the web, click here. via APWU President to Appear on Radio Oct. 3 | APWU.

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Amazon’s Deal With the USPS Could Hold the Key to the Mail Deliverer’s Future

The rise of email, the recession, and a massive mandate from Congress to pre-fund 75 years of retirement benefits in ten years — a burden not legally required of any other business or government agency — has led to difficult times for the United States Postal Service. The agency, which operates without taxpayer funding, has…

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With Berkeley set to change civic center zoning, US Postal Service ponders lawsuit

The U.S. Postal Service is pushing back against a city proposal to limit development at its downtown Berkeley post office property, which has been up for sale since 2012. Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council is slated to approve that proposal, to establish more restrictive development standards in Berkeley’s civic center on nine parcels, including…

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Those Damned Hippies. They Rezoned the Post Office.

One year and two months after the idea was first floated, legislation to rezone Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center, including the US Post Office property at 2000 Allston Way, became law last night. Why is this of interest to anyone outside of Berkeley? Because the new zoning ordinance is part of a long and bitter national…

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USPS: October is National Stamp Collecting Month: Holy Philately! It’s Batman!

National Stamp Collecting month began as a joint venture of the Council of Philatelic Organizations and the United States Postal Service® back in 1981. Then-Postmaster General William F. Bolger published a statement in the Postal Bulletin proclaiming stamp collecting as “the world’s most popular hobby,” and urged “employees and customers alike to discover the joy…

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