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01 August 2009

Fifteen days...

... from this ...
Local Postal Service spokesman Paul F. Smith told me that, while "there are no plans to close any post offices in Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Delaware," the review could turn up some underused facilities. At that point, "If any local stations or branches are identified, we would certainly reach out to our customers to discuss any proposed plans." No changes would be made before the start of the next fiscal year, in October.

to front-page this ...

and front-page this ...
Fifteen postal branches and stations in Philadelphia may be closed or consolidated as part of a national effort to offset dramatic declines in mail revenue for the U.S. Postal Service.

Um, good scoops?


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