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Special Delivery For the Holidays: Rep. Maloney Announces Roosevelt Island Post Office to Remain Open
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney today announced that the New York District of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has removed the Roosevelt Island Station post office from the Postal Service’s discontinuance list. She received the notice today from the USPS’ headquarters in Washington, DC, which wrote to her office, “The New York District has removed the Roosevelt Island Station from the Post Office discontinuance list. After careful evaluation of the data, it was determined that it would not be feasible to close the office at this time.”
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Liz Krueger, State Assembly Members Micah Kellner and Jonathan Bing, City Council Members Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick, and Upper East Side community leaders and residents today hailed the announcement by the United States Postal Service (USPS) that it is no longer considering closing the Cherokee Station Post Office, which is located at 1483 York Avenue on the Upper East Side. This summer, the USPS revealed that it was studying the possibility of closing Cherokee Station and moving the services offered there to several other post offices -- the closest of which, according to the Postal Service, was the Roosevelt Island Station, about a half-mile and one swift-moving river away.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Councilwoman-elect Margaret Chin, and Seward Park Co-op President Michael Tumminia today hailed the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that it is no longer considering closing the Pitt Station Post Office, which is located at 185 Clinton Street on the Lower East Side.
Queens, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Senator Charles Schumer applauded President Obama’s signing of their legislation (H.R. 774) to name the Long Island City Main Post Office after former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro. The new Geraldine Ferraro Post Office is located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, Queens, in the district Ferraro represented with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Name L.I.C. Main Post Office After Former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro
Queens, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) announced that she has introduced legislation (H.R. 774) to name the Long Island City Main Post Office after former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro. The Main Post Office is located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, Queens, in the district Ferraro represented with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1984, Ferraro strode into history as the first female vice-presidential candidate on a national party ticket. In the House, Ferraro served on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, among other committee assignments.
WASHINGTON: Today, the House of Representatives passed a postal reform bill that will lead to a three year freeze on postage rate increases, if the bill, which has also been passed by the Senate, is signed into law as expected by the President. The Postal Civil Service Retirement System Funding Reform Act of 2003 (S. 380) focuses largely on addressing the Postal Service's fiscal crisis surrounding employee payment formulas, but is also linked to a commitment by the Postal Service to hold rates steady until at least 2006.
WASHINGTON: Today, the House Government Reform Committee favorably reported H.R. 735, the Postal Civil Service Retirement System Funding Reform Act. While provisions of the bill relate to the reform of Postal employee payment formulas, the largest impact of the bill's passage into law for consumers would be a three year rate freeze in postage costs triggered by final passage of the bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) decided yesterday to continue delivering mail six days a week. Facing losses approaching $2 billion this year, the USPS was considering the cancellation of Saturday delivery services. After further review, the Board of Governors decided yesterday to drop the plan.