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Post Offices to remain open until May – NY1

The United States Postal Service will delay closing 3,500 facilities across the country until May 15, reports NY1. The moratorium, announced Tuesday, is part of a deal with the Senate that will give Congress more time to develop a cost-cutting plan. 34 New York City facilities are in danger of being closed by the Postal Service.

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The possible closing of post offices in the Bronx feels like government abandonment to some

17 post offices in the Bronx, reports WNYC News, are slated to be closed. Many Bronx residents rely on the post office to pay bills, rent, and keep in contact with family in other countries. The removal of post offices would disrupt the daily workings of the neighborhood, simply making life harder for some. The USPS encourages users to conduct business online, but internet access is a luxury  for many Bronx residents. “It sends the wrong message to this community and others like it,” said Miquela Craytor, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, ‘It says that you don’t matter, that you are not valued.”

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