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Postal Workers Visit City of Their Genesis For National Convention

About 8,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are in Philadelphia, many with family members.


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Postal Service Hopes Cluster Boxes Save Them A Bundle

Hopes are to shave $4.5-billion off the annual $30-billion cost of mail delivery nationwide.


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Abington Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Cash Enclosed In Greeting Cards

Jamie Fletcher, 25, of Chew Avenue in Philadelphia, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and related offenses.


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Postal Workers Hold Rally In Old City To Gain Support For Continuation Of Saturday Mail Delivery

Postal worker from Philadelphia and surrounding counties held a rally at the B. Free Franklin Post Office in Old City on Sunday advocating that the U.S. Postal Service should continue Saturday delivery.


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Postal Facility in SW Phila. Holds Anthrax Detection and Response Drill

Local, state, and federal emergency responders are among those participating in the drill at the postal service’s Philadelphia Mail Processing and Distribution Center, on Lindbergh Blvd. in Southwest Philadelphia.


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When It Snows, Don’t Forget To Clear Your Mailbox

When the snow is falling, people are shoveling, PennDOT and New Jersey DOT are plowing, but you need to take steps to protect your mailbox, too, if you would like to receive your mail in the stormy weather.


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US Postal Service Again Helps Ad Hoc Santas Turn Wishes Into Reality

The main post office, at 3000 Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia is the focal point of Operation Santa.


How To Get A Letter From Santa

If you want a letter postmarked from the North Pole, your window of opportunity is still open, but not for long. This is something the US Postal Service offers every year. It allows holiday letters […]


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Two Area Postal Processing Centers To Close, Hundreds Of Jobs To Be Lost

Two of the region’s large mail processing centers will close: the Southeastern Pennsylvania Processing and Distribution Center on West Valley Road in Wayne, and the Reading Processing and Distribution Facility.


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US Postal Service To Close Several Area Mail Handling Centers

The U.S Postal Service hopes to avoid bankruptcy by making some major cuts. That means what you send could take much longer to get there. First class mail volumes have dropped.


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US Postal Service Weighing Closure of Tredyffrin Mail Processing Facility

The US Postal Service says it is launching a study that could result in the closing of its mail processing center in Tredyffrin Township, which employs more than 725 workers, and the consolidation of those operations at a site in Southwest Philadelphia.


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U.S. Postal Service Facing Financial Struggle

The United States Postal Service is very low on funds and could actually run out of money by the end of the year, forcing it to shut down.


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Several Philadelphia-Area Post Offices Being Studied For Closure

Among the best known local post offices on the list are the Benjamin Franklin post office in Old City, and ones in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Germantown, 30th Street train station, Overbrook, and St. Davids.


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Shipping Deadlines For Christmas Gifts Looming

You are fast approaching holiday shipping deadlines if you want those gifts delivered in time for Christmas.