OPINION | JOHN E. SUNUNU
If a privately owned company can launch a rocket, why shouldn’t one handle the mail?
(JEREMY TRAUM FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
US Postal Service loses $3.2 billion in second quarter
- The ailing US Postal Service is reporting quarterly losses of $3.2 billion, brought on by declining mail volume and mounting costs for future retiree health benefits.
Senate proposals seek to delay Postal Service closings
- Under the measure, the ailing Postal Service would be barred from closing post offices for one year if they are located in rural areas - those with fewer than 50,000 people.
Postal staffers fear what future will deliver
- Faced with a $5.1 billion loss last year, the Postal Service is considering closing 3,700 of more than 32,000 post offices, and shuttering 223 of more than 400 mail-processing plants.
Post office debate triggers lobbying
- Companies are spending millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers to oppose or support various proposals regarding the Postal Service.
US Postal Service plan: Big Boston facility will stay open
- The US Postal Service’s massive Boston mail processing facility will stay open at its current location under a new plan released today that saves the plant from closure, but affects other centers in such communities as Wareham, Waltham, and Shrewsbury.
Postal Santa tries to deliver on letter requests
- Operation Santa is a project of the USPS to connect families in need with families who want to help. This year, the Boston office received 1,200 letters from parents in need.
Postal Service’s future is at risk, its chief warns
- Unless Congress passes far-reaching legislation soon to give the Postal Service flexibility to cut costs, it will suffer disastrous losses that could jeopardize its future, Patrick R. Donahoe, the postmaster general, warned yesterday.