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Bronx News 12: Bronx General Post Office Remains Closed After Testing Positive for Legionella Bacteria
The Bronx General Post Office on the Grand Concourse has remained closed since last week after testing positive for Legionella bacteria.

CBS 19: Report Cites Unusually Slow Mail Delivery
It's no secret that the U.S. Postal Service has been consolidating and shutting down mail sites. But the agency had no idea that its cost-saving measures and other delaying complications would push the envelope.

Save the Post Office: OIG Recommends Halt to Phase II Network Rationalization Until USPS Service Performance Improves
The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued a management alert about the timeliness of mail processing after the changes in service standards went into effect on January 5, 2015. 

Linn's Stamp News: U.S. Postal Inspector General Reports First-Class Mail Slowdown
A new report by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General confirms that a lot of first-class mail is taking more time than expected to reach its destination. The alert blames two factors for the problem: winter storms in January through March, and changes in the way the USPS mail-processing network operates. 

Daily Kos: Teachers! We Need Your Help and We Need it Now!
The US Postal Service—very like public education itself--is being attacked on many fronts, by privatizers, union-busters, those who would dismantle an essential public service out of greed, ideology and contempt for the everyday people our work serves.