Door-to-door mail delivery could become a thing of the past. A U.S. House committee approved a bill that would change delivery to “cluster box” pick-ups.
Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
The mail was apparently taken from two green locked boxes used by carriers to pick up mail to distribute on their routes. It happened in Freeport on April 7.
The term ‘snail mail’ has taken on a new meaning for a Brooklyn woman who recently received a birthday card that was 45 years too late.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep a postal carrier from delivering your mail.
But lack of money might.
It’s fishing season in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn – but not in the sense of catching actual fish.
The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.
In an announcement Wednesday, postmaster general and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said the Saturday mail cutback will begin the week of Aug. 5.
Some shoppers were looking for more than just bargains at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Thursday.
All city, state and federal offices are closed on Mon., Sept. 3.
The unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service reads: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But that motto says nothing about what happens when a mail carrier goes on vacation. Residents of a Jersey City apartment building said when their letter carrier took a week off, so did their mail delivery.
There are over 1,000 workers at the processing and distribution center in Flushing, Queens and many don’t know what this means for them.
Officials decided to end the system that allowed motorists who didn’t have enough change to take envelopes and mail the payment.
Each time, the NYPD said, the muggers shoved the unarmed postal worker to the ground and stole a master mailbox key that gives the thieves access to dozens of mailboxes.
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cynthia Scott said 25-year-old Ryan C. Natusch of Atlantic Highlands has been charged with conspiracy to possess heroin.