Postal Service stands firm on closing downtown New Bedford office

NEW BEDFORD — The U.S. Postal Service has reaffirmed its decision to close the downtown post office. In a June 23 letter to the mayor’s office, Tom A. Samra, a vice president of facilities, said there is no basis to set aside the initial decision to relocate the central New Bedford post office to a…

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Postal Service seeking sale of historic Mankato, MN building

1896 building is a downtown landmark MANKATO — The Postal Service is planning on selling its historic downtown Mankato building and moving its retail operations elsewhere in the city. In a letter to Mayor Eric Anderson, the Postal Service explained the move, saying that it’s “facing the most critical period in its history.” “In the…

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Postal Service yanks Fort Worth Post Office from market

The U.S. Postal Service has pulled the downtown Fort Worth Post Office off the market, a spokeswoman for the agency confirmed Tuesday. That came shortly after board members of Fort Worth’s Lancaster tax increment finance district on Tuesday authorized $7 million for the city to make an offer for the historic main Post Office at…

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YOU can help save our historic post offices!!

American art and architecture tell the rich story of the triumphs and tribulations of our great nation. Many of these historic buildings and landmarks are protected by Federal Law. Yet, in large and small towns all over America, some of our treasures are being ripped from the American landscape…forever. Our Historic Post Offices From New…

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OIG: Should USPS be allowed to sell or otherwise dispose of historic properties?

Given the U.S. Postal Service’s significant role in the nation’s founding, it’s probably not surprising that it owns a number of historic properties. But when the historic institution needs to modernize and optimize its network of postal facilities, how should it handle its historic properties? This has proved an especially volatile question for those citizens…

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