Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. We asked Hasbrouck Heights residents how the change will affect them.
Wednesday, February 6
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery to five days would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices like Hasbrouck Heights' Boulevard office will remain open for business Saturdays. 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 required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Hasbrouck Heights.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25. Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service. The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Hasbrouck Heights post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Method Last day to ship First Class Mail Thursday, Dec. 20 Priority Mail Friday, Dec. 21 Express Mail Saturday, Dec. 22 FEDEX Method Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver Wednesday, Dec. 19 FedEx 2Day Thursday, Dec. 20 FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
With the "moratorium" deadline approaching and the USPS' announcement that it won't plan to close up to 3,700 'rural' post offices, the fate of the Heights office has still not been officially determined.
The fate of the Hasbrouck Heights Post Office should be decided soon as the May 15 “moratorium” deadline is approaching and the United States Postal Service has now announced it no longer plans to close post offices in some areas. The USPS agreed in December it would not make any decision to close any post offices or facilities until after May 15 in order to give Congress time to find an alternative, a spokesperson told Patch previously. On Wednesday, the USPS announced a plan that it would not close up to 3,700 post offices in rural areas and will instead plan to reduce hours at up to 13,000 rural post offices, according to The Wall Street Journal. It was not clear if rural areas is meant to include post offices in areas like Hasbrouck …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Mayor addresses the United States Postal Service in writing on behalf of the post office which may be closed down.
Borough officials continue to take steps to try to save the Boulevard post office. After learning recently that the Heights post office is still on the United States Postal Service’s list of branches that may possibly close, Mayor Rose Heck took action once again addressing the USPS in writing, with multiple reasons as to why it should stay open. Last month USPS officials reported that some area post offices including Wood-Ridge, East Rutherford and Carlstadt were no longer being considered for closure. USPS officials said the fate of the Hasbrouck Heights post office was still not determined. Heck addressed a letter to Robert Schultz, USPS manager consumer and industry contact, asking him to “make every effort to keep our Post Office open…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Postal Service spokesperson says no decision has been made, the branch is still on the list of locations being studied.
The fate of the Hasbrouck Heights Post Office is still undecided according to a United States Postal Service spokesman although some area branches have learned that they are no longer being considered for possible closure George B. Flood, the USPS northern New Jersey spokesperson, told Patch that no final decision regarding the Hasbrouck Heights branch has been made as of yet and the study into the possible consolidation of the branch is still ongoing. NorthJersey.com reported Thursday that area branches such as Carlstadt, East Rutherford and Wood-Ridge would not be closing along with two other north Jersey branches Englewood and Wayne. As the study is ongoing, Flood said the list is fluid and branches may be added or deleted from the …