Mail carriers making a difference during trying time

WILLIAMSBRIDGE, the Bronx — Bronx mail carrier Melinda Hammond learned over the last 2 months she’s a lot stronger than she once thought.

“We’ve had our trying times here in Williamsbridge,” Hammond told PIX11 News.

As New Yorkers stayed home and small shops closed, the Postal Service continued delivering the mail.

“Even in a pandemic we’re still going strong to provide the service that you need,” Hammond said.

Hammond keeps the essentials moving, “the medicine, the disinfectant, the masks.”

Inside the East Gun Hill Road Post Office, “we lost a great deal of people in one single moment,” Hammond explained.

“We went from having about 60 carriers in, to 30 or even 20.”

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NAPS Chat Episode 77: Journalist Bill McAllister


May 22, 2020 Episode 77


Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn’s Stamp News, and former editor and reporter for the Washington Post, joins NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi on this week’s episode of NAPS Chat.

During this week’s episode of NAPS Chat, Bill McAllister and Bob reflect on the 1992 hiring and onboarding of former Postmaster General Marvin Runyon, the last PMG hired from the private sector. With this historical perspective, Bob and Bill discuss lessons learned as newly hired PMG Louis DeJoy transitions into Postal Headquarters. Bill McAllister has reported on postal issues for over 40 years.

NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.

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