Monday, December 10, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Before you head out to Highland Ave. or the Great Plain Ave. Post Office, here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14 Destination …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The incident occurred around 11:18 a.m. on Great Plain Avenue.
Reports are coming in about a vehicle that struck a U.S. Post Office in Needham at around 11:18 a.m. this morning. According to early reports, the crash occurred at 1150 Great Plain Ave. and resulted in minor damage. The building inspector is responding to the scene to assess the damage. Needham Patch will have more on the incident as information becomes available. Looking for more updates and photos from Needham Patch? Follow us on Twitter, "like" us on Facebook or sign up for our email newsletters.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The price of stamps is going up and we want to know what you think.
The price of stamps at your local post office will be slightly higher beginning Jan. 22. A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Forever stamp will increase by one cent, from 44 to 45 cents starting Sunday, according to the U.S. government-run USA.gov. The article cites that the increase is the first on Forever stamps in two and a half years. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said in a statement on the USPS website that the increase is “small” and is necessary “to help address our current financial crisis.” Forever stamps, once purchased by a consumer, are always good and lock in the initial price paid. Do you still use stamps? Let us know what you think of the price increase in the comment section below and if it will affect you.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments.
Today, the U.S. Postal Service released a list of more than 600 post offices that may be closed over the next several months in an effort to cut costs. With so many alternatives to "snail mail" these days—from e-mail to Facebook to Twitter to Skype—for many, a visit to the post office is a thing of the past. Needham has two post offices in town—at 1150 Great Plain Ave. and at 844 Highland Ave. Neither of the local post offices were included on the list of locations slated for "full study," which was released by the U.S. Postal Service this morning, though the list included eight offices in the Boston area (see the PDF at right for the complete list). For the Question of the Day, we want to know: When was the last time you visited a post …