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Glendale denied their own ZIP code, granted “preferred last line”
Glendale denied their own ZIP code, granted “preferred last line”
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:23PM

Denied its own ZIP code, the post office granted Glendale a distinction to help separate itself from neighboring Ridgewood. The United States Postal Service (USPS) moved Glendale to a “preferred last line,” which will allow Glendale residents to be recognized as such. “Every time we order something it comes up Ridgewood or Flushing, but we’re [...]

College Point mail center to close
College Point mail center to close
News Alexa Altman 2/23/2012 at 1:48PM

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) delivered its final notice to a Queens mail processing center. Finalizing the U.S.P.S.’s decision to close the College Point Processing and Distribution Center, Triboro district manager Frank J. Calabrese sent a letter to Robert Yaccarino, president of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Flushing Local #2286, informing him there [...]

No garbage/recycling collection on January 2
News Billy Rennison 12/30/2011 at 9:05AM

In observance of New Year’s Day, garbage and recycling collection will be suspended on Monday, January 2. Alternate side parking rules, street cleaning and mail delivery will also be suspended. Residents who normally receive Monday garbage collection can place their trash out on Monday after 4 p.m. for pickup.  Those who receive Monday recycling collection [...]

[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
News Steve Mosco 12/14/2011 at 10:18AM

Elected officials joined union representatives and several community leaders to deliver a clear message to the United States Postal Service (USPS) — don’t even think about closing Queens’ distribution center. And for now, it seems the USPS got the message. Just days after State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Congressmember Joseph Crowley led a rally [...]

Hundreds Rally to Save Postal Service
Hundreds Rally to Save Postal Service
News Melissa Chan 9/29/2011 at 1:53PM

Hundreds of postal workers rallied in Bayside on Tuesday, September 27 to save the nation’s postal service and to seek support for a bill they say would pull the postal service out of its financial shortfall. As part of a national campaign, all 435 congressional districts throughout the country united in their common cause to [...]

Flushing mail center may close
Flushing mail center may close
Business Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 9:13PM

Due to drastic declines in mail volume, state and nationwide, the Queens Processing and Distribution Center in Flushing may be closed or consolidated, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The center — the only one in Queens under study — is responsible for sorting and distributing mail throughout Queens. It joins 255 other [...]