PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As the US Postal Service studies a list of about 3,700 post offices for possible shutdown nationwide, several postal outlets in Philadelphia and the nearby suburbs have shown up on the list.
Among the best known local post offices on the list are the Benjamin Franklin post office in the 300 block of Market Street, in Old City, and ones in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Germantown, 30th Street train station, Overbrook, and St. Davids in Wayne.
The USPS says it is attempting to head off a dire financial situation.
Most of the impact in New Jersey would be in the northern half of the state.
“We are simply studying these locations right now,” says Cathy Yarosky, with the United States Postal Service. “Just because an office is on this list does not necessarily mean it’s going to close. We can’t make a decision now because the process takes quite a few months. We don’t have a deadline, but I can tell you that no office will be closed before this December,” she added.
Yarosky says factors being weighed include community impact, effect on employees, economic savings to the Postal Service, and compliance with government policy.
Post Offices Being Studied In Philadelphia:
B Free Franklin Philadelphia 19106
Castle Finance Philadelphia 19148
East Germantown Philadelphia 19138
Fairmount Finance Station Philadelphia 19130
Overbrook Philadelphia 19151
Spring Garden Philadelphia 19122
30th Street Train Station Philadelphia 19104
East Falls Philadelphia 19129
Kingsessing Philadelphia 19143
Manayunk Philadelphia 19127
Roxborough Postal Store Philadelphia 19128
Schuylkill Philadelphia 19146
West Market Philadelphia 19139
West Park Philadelphia 19131
To see the entire post office study list, go to usps.com.
Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060