Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays. The Buffalo Grove Post Office located at 255 N. Buffalo Grove Road will remain open on Saturdays. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The cost to mail one ounce letter and postcards has increased starting today.
Prices at the post office are higher than ever. Beginning today, the cost to mail a one ounce letter has increased to 46 cents a stamp. That’s up from 45 cents in 2012. Mailing a postcard also costs one penny more at 33 cents. The same increase was imposed in 2012. New Domestic pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products are as follows: What do you think about the post office price increases? Tell us in the comments section.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
It will cost more to mail postcards and one ounce letters come Jan. 27, 2013.
Get ready to pay more at the post office next year. The cost to mail a one ounce letter will increase to 46 cents a stamp on Jan. 27. That’s up from 45 cents in 2012. Mailing a postcard will also cost one penny more at 33 cents. The same increase was imposed in 2012. New Domestic pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products are as follows: If you want to save a few bucks mailing one ounce letters, stock up on Forever stamps now. They can be used anytime in the future regardless of price increases at the post office.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Will the National Association of Letter Carriers top last year’s food drive totaling more than 77.1 million pounds of non-perishable goods? That’s up to you!
McDonald's restaurants may proudly boast “Over a Billion Served,” but the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) can say the same when it comes to pounds of food collected for the needy. Since 1993 the NALC has collected more than one billion pounds of food through its annual nationwide event, "Stamp Out Hunger" – America’s largest single-day food drive. This Saturday, more than 1,500 NALC branches from every state, involving more than 10,000 cities and towns, will have more than 230,000 letter carriers collect non-perishable goods from people’s mailboxes. Here in Branford, Pat Anderson of the Branford post office said all 40 carriers on staff will be collecting food for the Branford Food Pantry. Last year, Branford residents …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Check out these suggested "mail by" dates for Christmas delivery.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Have you mailed your Christmas cards and gifts yet? Americans are expected to send nearly 16 billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season, according to the U.S. Postal Service, which projects that Dec. 20 will be the most popular mailing day, and that Dec. 22 will be the busiest delivery day. The Post Office recommends the following mail-by dates for holiday delivery: The Buffalo Grove Post Office, 255 North Buffalo Grove Road, offers an Automated Postal Center, a kiosk that accepts credit or debit cards and can handle 80 percent of retail counter transactions, including buying stamps, weighing packages and buying postage for Express and Priority Mail shipments, and First-Class and Parcel Post mailings. "We know this is a busy…
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Gurolla held part-time position for seven years
A part-time Buffalo Grove mail carrier was found murdered at his Oak Park home this morning (Sept. 9), police said. Police this afternoon remained on the scene where Pedro Gurolla Jr. was found beaten to death in the garage behind his home. Gurolla, 41, was in the garage around 6:45 a.m. when someone struck in the back of the head, killing him, police said. More than three hours had passed before his wife discovered his body and dialed 911. His vehicle, a red or maroon 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, was stolen from the garage. The vehicle's license plate reads 8479360, police said. Oak Park Police Chief Rick Tanksley said investigators "don't believe this was a random act." "We don't think the community has cause for fear," he said. Gurolla …