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Reid Joins Effort to Stop Postal Closures - The Hill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has joined an effort to block the U.S. Postal Service from closing dozens of processing centers, increasing the odds of a congressional debate over postal operations this month. Reid joined a letter sent last month by 50 other senators urging senior Senate appropriators to include a one-year moratorium on postal closures in any stopgap deal to fund the government.

Postal Union to Staples: U.S. Mail Not for Sale - The Bay State Banner
The Postal Workers’ Union, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Boston Teachers Union have a message for Staples: The U.S. mail is not for sale.

CBRE Arranges Sale of Bronx GPO to One of Its Clients - Save the Post Office
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Postal Service has sold the Bronx General Post Office to Youngwoo & Associates. Back in February, The Real Deal had reported that Youngwoo was proposing to use the site to build a marketplace in the vein of the company’s unsuccessful plan for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.