Neighborhood deserves better from post office

Jamaica Plain deserves a post office that operates efficiently and timely. For far too long, that has not been the case.

The complaints run the gamut—rampant missed deliveries, forcing some people to pay bills late and go without much needed paychecks; receiving other people’s mail; sent mail arriving days late or sometimes never arriving at all; mind-numbing long lines to buy stamps.

The post office is a vital service that many residents and businesses depend on for commerce and communication. The present and past dysfunction undermines our community. It is time for our elected officials at the federal level to step in and help fix this mess. If they do not, voters should remember that the next time they head to the polls.

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