US Postal Service
A rash of holiday thefts has police warning suburban residents about leaving packages unattended, even on their own doorsteps.
The mailboxes, filled with dust and rust from a leaky pipe in the ceiling earlier in the week, have been touched up with paint and duct tape. The postal service finds this fix unacceptable.
Police say a mail truck hit 68-year-old Marilyn Dershowitz as she rode her bike in Chelsea near West 29th Street and Ninth Avenue Saturday afternoon.
The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency’s request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents – to 46 cents.