Custodian polishing off career with a flourish at Boulder post office

By Alex Burness – December 26, 2015 The floor of the historic, 110-year-old U.S. Post Office building in downtown Boulder is an elegant mix of white terrazzo tile and pink marble, but one would never have known that as of about a month ago. A century of wear dirtied the floor so thoroughly that it’s…

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Historic Houston post office headed for demolition

May 8, 2015 Next week the Postal Service will close the post office and processing center on Franklin Street in downtown Houston. It’s a historic building, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but it looks as though it is headed for demolition. In a “memorandum of agreement” about the disposal, the Postal Service…

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Post Office Dreaming: Future Of Our Venerable Postal Service Is In Jeopardy

By Susan Cloke – March 28, 2015 Wonderful mailman and mailwoman stories are the norm in Santa Monica. But post office stories are of long lines, waiting until it’s your turn and then having the person close for an unexplained reason, and counter clerks who often look as if being behind the counter is forced…

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Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback

By Elizabeth Kim – March 5, 2015 STAMFORD — A legal battle spearheaded by preservationists to prevent the redevelopment of the city’s downtown historic post office was dealt another defeat this week after the Postal Regulatory Commission dismissed their complaint over the sale and closure of the Atlantic Street post office. In its decision issued late…

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South Bronx Residents Not Sold on Plans for Historic Post Office

(October 19, 2014) On 149th street in the Bronx, students wearing Beats headphones wait for the bus, mothers trickle out of fast food restaurants; food in one hand, strollers in the other, and at the T-Mobile store on the corner customers flock to buy the latest smartphone. But across the street, the historic Bronx General…

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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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Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

(August 29, 2014) The Bronx General Post Office has been sold. There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago. On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, “Sold.” The Postal Service had made no official announcement…

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USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

La Jolla’s postmaster has been viewing rental properties in and around the Village in which to relocate United States Postal Service (USPS) services from its 720 Silver St. facility (off Draper Avenue) — including the complex at the corner of Silverado Street and Fay Avenue where La Jolla Sports Club is located, sources closed to…

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