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USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again
USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again
Business Liam La Guerre 7/08/2014 at 5:04PM

The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.

Postal Service delays plans to stop Saturday mail delivery
Postal Service delays plans to stop Saturday mail delivery
News Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 2:24PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it has backed down on its plan to eliminate Saturday delivery after Congress barred the idea. The USPS Board of Governors made the decision on Tuesday in a closed door meeting. “Although disappointed with this congressional action, the board will follow the law and has [...]

Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 6:34PM

After the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced last week that it was cancelling delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, a bipartisan group of local politicians is trying to make it reconsider the decision. The USPS is choosing to reduce service, starting the week of August 5, so that it can save an estimated $2 billion [...]

Post office to stop Saturday mail delivery
Post office to stop Saturday mail delivery
News Queens Courier Staff 2/06/2013 at 2:41PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow can stop them, but a massive budget deficit can. The United States Post Service (USPS) officially announced on Wednesday that it will be cancelling delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, starting the week of August 5. Packages, express and priority mail will still be delivered on [...]

Post office raises stamp price
Post office raises stamp price
News Queens Courier Staff 2/04/2013 at 12:26PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Reach down a little deeper into your pocket if you plan to use “snail mail” any time soon. The United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented an increase in the price of a first class stamp from 45 cents to 46 cents on January 27. Congetta Chirichello, a spokesperson for the USPS, said [...]

Future of Bayside post office still undelivered
Future of Bayside post office still undelivered
News Melissa Chan 7/12/2012 at 10:54AM

The fate of the Bayside post office branch has not yet been sealed, but a possible move is under discussion, according to a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Connie Chirichello, a USPS representative, said the widely circulated rumor of the 212-35 42nd Avenue post office branch closing and relocating sometime in 2013 [...]

Congressmember Ackerman: Bayside post office branch to close
Congressmember Ackerman: Bayside post office branch to close
News Melissa Chan 7/06/2012 at 4:44PM

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will close and relocate its Bayside post office branch, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman. USPS officials want to move the centrally located Bayside branch, located at 212-35 42nd Avenue — off Bell Boulevard behind the Long Island Rail Road station — to a remote annex at 41-29 216th Street, [...]

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 [...]

Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
News Billy Rennison 6/14/2012 at 7:07AM

Most of Mary Mendez’s mail says she lives in Ridgewood. The Glendale resident has grown used to the fact that when ordering items online, her address will come up as Ridgewood. “Most of the time I’ll just tell people I live there [in Ridgewood],” Mendez said. The address confusion stems from the fact that Glendale [...]

College Point mail center stays open — for now
College Point mail center stays open — for now
News Alexa Altman 5/21/2012 at 3:27PM

While a Queens mail processing center thought its days were numbered, the once possibly doomed facility is getting a stay of execution. The processing and distribution center, located on 20th Avenue in College Point, has over 1,000 workers and was previously expected to officially cease operations on May 14 as part of a country-wide initiative [...]