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Community Invited to Discuss the Fate of Hoboken's Post Offices

A meeting will take place on Tuesday night at 5 p.m. in the downtown Post office at 87 River St.

The United States Postal Service is holding its final public meeting on Tuesday night for input on whether or not Hoboken needs all its post offices.

The meeting will take place inside the lobby of the Frank Sinatra Main Post Office located at 89 River Street from 5 to 6 p.m.

Hoboken could stand to lose three post offices,

One of the offices that could close is the west side branch on Grand street in the Southwestern corner of town. Council members Michael Russo and Tim Occhipinti—who represent the western area of town—have said that they want to keep that location open.

“If the closing occurs, it would cause extreme inconvenience to the residents of
the Third Ward," said Russo in a statement about the matter.

greenhaven November 22, 2011 at 06:07 PM
The post office buildings are federal property. The federal gov't will either sell it (most likely) or develop it. Given that the reason to close the post offices is cost savings it stands to reason they will likely try to realize as much money as they can out of the closed properties.
Hi November 22, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Not sure if Federal property is subject to local property taxes but if they are not then the City stands to increase it's tax revenues.
Sally McBride November 23, 2011 at 02:26 AM
the spots are too small to do much with, and converting them to condos would be too expensive. I could see them "donating" them to the city (for something in return of course)
HOBO87 November 25, 2011 at 05:48 PM
734 Washington is listed in the county tax database as owned by private individuals. I'd guess the other satellite officers are also rented by USPS, and they just own the main post office. I also like the convenience of the satellite stations (the three are not greatly different distances from my house, it so happens, main office considerably farther), but I think we're starting on a necessary process in this country where 'I like convenience' is going to a laughable reason to provide govt services we can't afford (I know USPS is theoretically self supporting, but if it doesn't cut back, the only real alternative is public money). Govt services that have much better rationales than a convenient post office will have to be cut painfully; plus higher taxes, I'm not one of those who pretend it can be just one or the other.
concerned November 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM
River street is the main post office.So i'm sure that it will not be closed. Well I guess if they close the west side station ( which they shouldn't) they will lose the revenue the individuals who rent a P. O, Box including my self. and may I say the majority of residents in the wards who live and go to the West side station, are tax payers and are not poor. The post office's are for everyone.

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