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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 Operation Santa Letter Adoption

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Washington DC, you can answer letters to Santa Claus,   if you are interested in sending children and families some holiday magic this season? You can now adopt a letter written to Santa by going to USPSOperationSanta.com. In response to customer requests, this is the first time the U.S. Postal Service has opened the program before Black Friday.

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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 Releases Dog Bite National Rankings

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Ridgewood NJ,  over 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail last year. Aggressive dog behavior is a common safety concern USPS employees face. To keep its workers safe, the organization is providing important information on how dog owners can be good stewards for safe mail delivery as part of its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign.

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Don’t Expect to Charge Your Electric Vehicle at a US Post Office any Time in the Near Future

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Ridgewood NJ, the Postal Service is planning to begin installing and using EV charging stations at its facilities this year as it begins converting 75% of its fleet to EVs. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said it will purchase 66,000 charging stations, one for each of the electric vehicles it plans to buy over the next several years, including those potentially available at electric cars for sale in San Diego

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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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Package Shipping Deadline for FedEx, UPS, and USPS For Christmas , Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

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Ridgewood NJ, the three major shipping and delivery companies have already announced the dates you need to make sure your packages show up before Dec. 25.

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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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The U.S. Postal Service is seeking a 120-day waiver from the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

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Ridgewood NJ, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Deputy Postmaster General Douglas Tulino wrote that a vaccine mandate and weekly COVID-19 testing for employees would hurt the agency’s ability to deliver mail to residents and strain the supply chains.

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US Postal Employee Admits Dumping Election Ballots Sent to West Orange Residents

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North Arlington NJ, a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County today admitted he discarded mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the Essex County Board of Elections to West Orange, New Jersey, residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West Orange, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

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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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NJ State Police Arrest Two U.S. Postal Employees for Drug Trafficking

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Detectives Seize 2 Kilograms of Fentanyl with an Estimated Street Value of $3 Million
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West Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced today that the New Jersey State Police have arrested Andre Sulimenko, 56, of Barnegat, N.J., and United States Postal Service employees William Woolley, 52, of Jackson, N.J., and Nicholas Gooskos, 41, of Spring Lake, N.J. for various drug and weapon offenses and seized 2 kilograms of fentanyl, heroin, 54 guns, and high-capacity magazines.

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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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