Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meeting Wednesday to determine fate of Fieldston Post Office

This will be in the Riverdale Review this week, but I wanted to give you a preview of the story. You'll see why. 

By Brendan McHugh

The United States Post Service only gave four days notice for a public hearing on the possible closing of the Fieldston post office. 

A letter acquired through Community Board 8 dated Oct. 22 announces a meeting to discuss the possible closure of the 444 W. 238th Street office on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s School. 

The lack of notice has infuriated local elected officials who have been fighting the closures. The USPS plans to examine 17 Bronx offices for possible closure. 

“I’m not sure how they expect to get reaction from the community when they don’t give enough notice,” Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said. “That’s disgraceful.” 

Dinowitz added that he believes the USPS is giving short notice on purpose so they can go ahead and point to a poor turnout when they choose to close the office. 

Check the Riverdale Review tomorrow for the full story!

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