Hurricane Causes Headaches for Florida Mail Delivery

The postal service has temporarily stopped mail delivery to a neighborhood in southside Jacksonville, Florida, after damage from Hurricance Hermine. WTLV in Jacksonville reports that residents in the Sans Pareli community have not had mail delivery for 2 weeks, since the storm blew through. There was a downed tree near the 200 or so mailboxes and the postal service deemed it too dangerous to remove the mail. However, a resident forked over the money to remove the tree and the postal service now says mail delivery will resume immediately.

Bergen, NY Post Office Renamed

The post office in Bergen, New York, has been renamed for local hero Barry Miller. The Daily News reports that Miller was the chief of Emergency Medical Services and served as a firefighter for more than three decades. He was killed in an ambulance accident on his way to a fire call on Sept. 23, 2015. New York Congressman Chris Collins (R) spoke at the ceremony and said that renaming the post office keeps Miller’s memory alive. Bergen is about 20 miles southwest of Rochester.

Postal Service Slow to Fix Tennessee Air Conditioning Problem

A postal service employee passed out while working at a post office in East Nashville, Tennessee. The post office at 1109 Woodland Street has not had air conditioning for three weeks. WKRN in Nashville reports that the unit could not be repaired and that the postal service has ordered a new one, which has yet to arrive. Temporary fans have been brought in but apparently they are not doing the job well enough to keep workers and customers cool. Temperatures in the Nashville-area have been in the mid-90s in the late-summer.

8 Reasons to Love the Post Office

September 7 marks the date the famous James A. Farley Post Office opened its doors across from Penn Station in New York City. The Farley Post Office opened in 1914 and features the famous inscription, Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. To celebrate, the Houston Chronicle is out with this neat little photo essay, describing 8 reasons to really love the U.S. Postal Service.

UPS Boosting Shipping Rates

UPS is raising prices immediately after the holiday shipping season. The Atlanta-based company is going to increase daily rates for U.S. ground, air and international services by an average of 4.9%. These changes take place the day after Christmas, December 26. Fortune reports that average revenue per shipment has stalled in recent years, due to the rise of free shipping and increasing competition.