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14th District Representatives Call Upon Postal Service to Reverse Decision to Close Office Citing Concerns about Hurting Local Economy

(HAMILTON TWP.) — In the wake of a recent decision by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to close the Yardville Post Office, Senator Linda R. Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) and Assembly members Wayne P. DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Hamilton) today called upon the U.S. Postmaster General to delay the closure of the facility until alternatives can be identified.

The 14th District representatives expressed concerns regarding the potential economic impact to the local businesses that are frequented when residents utilize the post office and the decline of readily accessible postal services to area residents.

In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahue, Greenstein, DeAngelo and Benson wrote:

“The location is within walking distance for many who do not have the transportation or resources to travel to purchase stamps, pick up or mail a package. Both of the alternative locations that residents would be directed to are located on major highways that are not readily accessible to them in such a widespread community.

“Furthermore, this location is an economic anchor to this area of our town where residents go to the post office and subsequently patronize the other businesses in the retail center. Without this post office, we are concerned that businesses in this area will suffer an unbearable financial impact.”

The letter also has been sent to U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez as well as Representative Christopher Smith.

— A Copy of the Greenstein/DeAngelo/Benson Letter to the Postmaster General can be viewed here