Post Office’s fate remains unknown

April 24, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has yet to make any decision regarding the fate of the Jamaica Plain Post Office despite its lease expiring for the store at 655 Centre St. at the end of April.

The USPS has been considering moving or downsizing since early in the year, while it negotiates with property owner Bulfinch Companies over the 655 Centre St. location.

Several local elected officials—City Councilor Matt O’Malley, local state Reps. Jeffrey Sánchez and Liz Malia and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz—sent a signed letter in January to both parties asking them to resolve negotiations and offering their help in doing so.

USPS spokesperson Maureen Marion said in an email to the Gazette that the organization is reviewing documents at the “highest levels” and that “local customers will be alerted to what actions they may need to take as soon as we are able to provide them.”

“I know it seems tight, but sometimes these things go right to the wire,” she said. “I can assure your readers that the Postal Service is committed to providing the best possible service to Jamaica Plain and that our work to date reflects that commitment. As soon as I have more, I will pass it on.”

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