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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

National List is Shortened, But Bronx Post Offices Remain on Chopping Block

After a round of hearings, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently released an updated and shortened list of offices nationwide that face possible closures due to decreases in mail volume. The list was whittled down from 417 to 371. But despite fervent opposition, the names of all seven Bronx locations originally listed remain slated for closure.

Included in the Bronx bunch is the Botanical Station, which the Bedford Park community has made clear it won't let go without a fight.

Bedford Park resident and Community Board 7 member, Barbara Stronczer, has spearheaded the fight to save the Botanical Station by collecting more than 700 petition signatures and rallying the support of local officials. Fernando Tirado, district manager of CB7, recently spoke on the station's behalf at a Postal Closure hearing.

Stronczer was surprised and saddened to hear about the latest listings. She is at a loss of how to proceed from here.

"I'm not sure what to do," she said. "They made up their minds without the community."

Going forward, Stonzcer says its going to depend on those in government positions that she had reached out to.

"You count on elected officials at this point and and see what they plan to do next."

According to a USPS representative, the fate of the Bronx offices are still under review and no final decisions will be made until 2010.


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