USPS mail delivery problems widespread in Yonkers


YONKERS -Turn To Tara’s continued probe into mail delivery problems across Westchester County reveals that the problems are widespread.

A recent Freedom of Information request filed by News 12 shows 164 complaints made in the past year alone.

A majority of the complaints come from residents in Yonkers, where problems range from lost checks and missing bills to undelivered medication and important tax documents.

“It’s just unacceptable,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “This is the United States Postal Service, and there should be no better service in the world than the USPS.”

Source: Turn To Tara: USPS mail delivery problems widespread

Baltimore Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Letter Carrier Assault

Baltimore, Maryland –United States District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Idialyon Helm, age 21, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for forcible assault on a United States Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier, and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. Helm also admitted to one additional armed robbery, as well as an attempted armed robbery. Continue reading

South Carolina Post Office Still Closed Over a Year After Fire

Bishopville, SC (WLTX) – Residents in one Midland’s community is wondering when they’ll have a post office building to go to after it has been closed for over a year.

A year and nearly two months has gone by and the Bishopville Post Office building has been closed.

In January of 2017, a fire was inside the building and forced the United States Postal Service (USPS) to close the building until renovations could be done. The building remained closed for a longer period of time because of an investigation into the suspect intentionally set fire.

Elijah Dinkins gets his mail from the mobile boxes set up outside the building.

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APWU Doesn’t Support USPS “Safety Ambassador” Program

From the American Postal Workers Union:

03/16/2018 – The APWU was informed on October 26, 2017 of the Postal Service’s intent to roll out a new program called the Safety Ambassador Program. The Postal Service intends to replace the safety captain program, and any other local safety programs, with this “standardized” and nationally controlled program. The American Postal Workers Union does not support, agree with, or endorse this program. Continue reading