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7 ZIP codes for 15,000 people?

zipHartland Township is asking residents to write a letter of support to eliminate an arbitrary patchwork of ZIP codes dividing up the community. Township officials intend to take the concerns they’ve received over the years regarding the different ZIP codes in the area to the U.S. Postal Service through its ZIP Code Boundary Review Process. […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:41 pm

What We Lose with a Privatized Postal Service

uspsbldgDid you know that when you ship a package through Federal Express, the U.S. Postal Service often carries it the last mile? Last year, the Postal Service delivered 1.4 billion packages for FedEx and UPS. In fact, it delivers the last mile for almost a third of FedEx packages. The 618,000 Postal Service workers also […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:39 pm

Nonprofits Reel from Proposed Periodicals Postage Increases

nonOnly in the last few days have nonprofits learned the true impact of the Postal Service’s January 15 rate case on their publications. And the impact could be devastating. The overall postal price increase on each class of mail was capped at 1.966%, and—due to some calculation errors—the average increase for Periodicals Mail is now […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:38 pm

Rural carrier RCA killed in wreck in Oklahoma

rip-2369A rural route mail carrier was killed in a two-vehicle wreck near Union Valley Tuesday morning. The wreck occurred at 8:56 a.m. at the intersection of state Highway 3 and County Road 3610. Debra Godbey, 59, of Ada was delivering mail in her vehicle and driving south on CR 3610 when she failed to yield […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:54 pm

Albuquerque’s First Female Carrier Retires

RetireGoalIn 1973, Carolyn Gustafson was the second female letter carrier hired at the Naperville, IL, Post Office. Though the position was challenging, she enjoyed the work and stayed in the same office for five years until she decided it was time to move to a warmer climate. After an exploratory visit, Gustafson decided to make […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:51 pm

Why Are Americans Still Calling Postal Workers ‘Mailmen’ When a Third of the USPS Is Female?

lead_largeThe U.S. Postal Service is going through some long-awaited changes. A new fleet of trucks, for example, is set to replace those nearly 30-year-old boxy whites. There is, thankfully, a new policy on 911 calls, where postal workers no longer have to notify the postal police (there is such a thing) before dialing 911 in […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:49 pm

Postal worker pleads guilty in sexual battery case

chasINDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) – A postal worker pleaded guilty to sexual battery after an encounter with a woman last year. Charles Helton was sentenced to one year, suspended. In addition, he’ll serve one year on probation and 40 hours of community service. He’ll also have to undergo mental health treatment. Other charges against him—burglary, […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:48 pm

Ex-Dumas postal worker sentenced in mail theft

drugA judge has sentenced a former Dumas postal employee to more than a year in federal prison after he admitted to stealing more than 300 pieces of mail to support his synthetic marijuana habit. U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson sentenced Manuel Angel Holguin, 21, to 13 months in federal prison Tuesday after he pleaded […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:47 pm

The Next Looming Deadline Federal Employees Should Know About

Thrift-Savings-Plan -tspIf Congress does not raise the debt ceiling before March 16, the Treasury Department will suspend investments into federal employees’ retirement benefits to help avoid a default. The law allows the government to take “extraordinary measures” to avoid a default, including tapping into and suspending investments into the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund and […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:45 pm

Mail truck overturns in SC

1eukMX.AuSt.9A mail truck has overturned on U.S. 21 Business in Beaufort, blocking northbound traffic. The truck rolled onto its side after a collision with another vehicle near the Broad River Boulevard intersection, according to the Burton Fire District. All northbound traffic is being asked to use Neil Road to S.C. 170 to avoid the wreck. […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:44 pm

Mother, child injured in 2-vehicle accident involving postal truck

635610669826311028-Post-Office-Box-Truck-AxA mother and child were injured in a two-vehicle accident after a post office box truck ran a red light along the Gulf Freeway Wednesday morning. According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of the southbound feeder road and Park Place. Police said the truck ran the red […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:43 pm

Brooklyn Pop-Up Looks to Bring Back ‘Lost Art’ of Letter Writing

extralargeIn the age of social media, one Brooklyn wordsmith is encouraging New Yorkers to pick up pen and paper with a new business that seeks to revive the art of letter writing. Snail Mail Café, created by Brooklyn Heights resident Sarah Bentley, hosts pop-up writing sessions where patrons can sit down with a cup of […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:43 pm

USPS Seeks Partner to Help Monetize Its Brand

uspsflagThe U.S. Postal Service, reeling from a sustained decline in letter volume and hefty payment obligations relating to its workforce, could do more to glean value out of one of its most significant assets: its corporate brand. And the Postal Service agrees, indicating that it is set to begin the search for an outside partner […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:42 pm

Postal Service previews Maya Angelou stamp image

mastampWASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service previewed the Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp image today and announced that the First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Tue., April 7, at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. The stamps may be […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:41 pm

The postman never rings at all

queensFor almost four months,  postal carriers have been passing by 97-05 103rd Ave., an  apartment building in Ozone Park,  Queens,  without making any attempt to deliver the mail. The tenants have been forced to go to the local post office, 10  blocks aways,  to pick up their mail. Why? Landlords Mike Tummolo and his son […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:41 pm

Man follows mailman, steals package off doorstep

usps-parcelsThe theft happened in the Royal Oaks neighborhood near Northwest 16th and Rockwell streets in Oklahoma City. The thief, who appears to be a young man, can be seen on video pulling up in a Pontiac Solstice. He gets out of the car, walks to the door, grabs the package and runs. The homeowner, Eric […]

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:34 pm

FedEx Rewards Loyalty With Breaks on Shipping

fedexFedEx is looking to give some shipping and other discounts to its loyal small business customers. The company has extended the participation eligibility in its FedEx rewards program. FedEx says that small businesses can earn shipping and printing discounts, receive exclusive offers. They can also be eligible to earn rewards like gift cards to popular […]

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 8:00 pm