Hoboken to hold final hearing about closing three post offices

HOBOKEN – Three out of four Hoboken post offices may be closed as part of proposed budget cuts to the U.S. post offices nationwide. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, local officials plan to attend a hearing to keep the local post offices open. They are asking residents to attend.
The hearing will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the main post office in town at 89 River St.
A press release from council members Michael Russo and Tim Occhipinti said that they, along with Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, want to stop the Westside Post Office on Grand Street from closing. They noted that many senior citizens live in the area.
The United States Postal Service has been holding hearings at the main post office, informing residents of their intentions to close the other three postal branches, two uptown and one downtown, ultimately leaving only the main branch open.
Tuesday’s hearing is the final one.
The press release said, “The Westside postal station located on Grand Street is a very busy branch and is the only post office on the Westside which serves three senior citizen buildings, Church Towers, and many older residents of Hoboken. The post office is also utilized by many of the new residents who have home offices and rely on the post offices nearest to them in order to send and receive packages.”

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