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US Postal Service to Raise Rates Effective January 21, 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, new postal prices scheduled to take effect Jan. 21, 2024. US Postal Service prices remain among the most affordable in the world. First-Class Forever stamp will be 68 cents.

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USPS Christmas Shipping and Mailing Deadlines

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Ridgewood NJ, to assist customers with their preparations for the upcoming busy holiday shopping and shipping season, the U.S. Postal Service is providing 2023 holiday shipping and mailing deadlines. The information below covers domestic, international and military shipping destinations to allow for the timely delivery of cards, letters and packages by Dec. 25th.

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U.S. Postal Service Raising Rates Again

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Ridgewood NJ, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of mailing services price changes to take effect July 9, 2023. The new rates include a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 63 cents to 66 cents.

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U.S. Postal Service Announces a Three-cent Increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever Stamp

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Ridgewood NJ, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect Jan. 22, 2023. The new rates include a three-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 60 cents to 63 cents.

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US Postal Service Expands Next-Day Delivery Options for Businesses With Rollout of USPS Connect in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, the U.S. Postal Service today launched USPS Connect — a set of four delivery solutions that leverage ongoing network improvements, new equipment, new pricing and enhanced operational precision to meet evolving business package delivery needs.

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U.S. Postal Service Moves Forward with its Plan to Replace the Vast Majority of its Delivery Fleet with Traditional Gas Powered Vehicles

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Ridgewood NJ, in a blow to the Biden Administration ,the U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with its plan to replace the vast majority of its fleet with non-electric vehicles, defying the Biden administration and rejecting its request that USPS slow down its upcoming multi-billion dollar spending spree.

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Postmaster General, Sorry About the Late Mail Delivery

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Washington  DC, Below is the oral statement prepared for delivery by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy before today’s hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

“Good Morning Chairwoman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer, and Members of the Committee. I want to applaud the subject of the hearing – legislative proposals to place the Postal Service on a more sustainable path while addressing service performance.  You have put your finger on the precise combination of success factors that the Postal Service leadership and I have been focused on for the past 8 months – building a financially sustainable organization that fulfills our responsibility to the American people and to our employees, and that enables excellent, reliable service that meets the expectations of our customers.

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Northern New Jersey Post Offices Will Be Closed on Presidents Day

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Ridgewood NJ,  Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered and all Northern New Jersey Post Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday. Normal mail delivery, collections, and retail / customer service operations will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

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U.S. Postal Service Releases Updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis Highlighting Extraordinary Lengths to Deliver Ballots During Historic General Election Season

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Ridgewood NJ,  The U.S. Postal Service today released an updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis that outlined the steps the agency took to deliver a record 136 million ballots and Election Mailpieces during the 2020 General Election and the two run-off elections for the United States Senate in Georgia. Read the full report here: about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/usps_postelectionanalysis_1-12-21_georgia.pdf

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Ridgewood Post Office Lobby , its “Mask Up”

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Ridgewood NJ, a question came up on whether to “mask up” in the Ridgewood post office lobby , according to the USPS website ,the USPS is Requesting customers use face coverings while in our retail facilities located in jurisdictions that have implemented orders requiring use of face coverings by individuals within those jurisdictions. Our suggestion is to “mask up : and if someone forgets please to courteous and most importantly WASH YOUR HANDS !

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The Postal Service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall

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Ridgewood NJ,  Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement today:

“The United States Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country. There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether the Postal Service is ready, willing and able to meet this challenge.

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No Matter What ,We Blame Al Gore For the Demise of the US Postal Service

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Ridgewood NJ, on July 27th the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy delivered some grim news on the US Postal service,  The Postal Service is in a financially unsustainable position, stemming from substantial declines in mail volume, and a broken business model. We are currently unable to balance our costs with available funding sources to fulfill both our universal service mission and other legal obligations. Because of this, the Postal Service has experienced over a decade of financial losses, with no end in sight, and we face an impending liquidity crisis.

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Postal Service Warns of Missed Mail-in Ballot Deadlines

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Ridgewood NJ, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those votes to be counted. According to the Washington Post ,the Postal Service  in a letter has warned a total of 46 states and the District of Columbia of mail delays. The Garden State was not included in the warning.

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U.S. Postal Service Posts net loss of $4.5 billion compared to a net loss of $2.1 billion for the same quarter last year

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Ridgewood NJ, The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $17.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 (January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020), an increase of $348 million, compared to the same period last year.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely affected the U.S. economy, began to negatively affect the Postal Service during late March with declining mail volume, and the impact has continued to worsen since then. It is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic will substantially increase the Postal Service’s net operating loss over the next eighteen months, threatening the Postal Service’s ability to operate. However, since the Postal Service began experiencing the impacts of the pandemic in mid-March, the pandemic did not have a material impact on its second quarter results, although significant impacts are expected for the remainder of the year.

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