Saturday, May 11, 2013
There are several options available for people who want to start clearing out their mailbox.
One good thing about bulk mail is that unlike its distant cousin, the telemarketer, it can’t wake you up or interrupt your dinner. But that said, it does have a way of clogging up your mailbox in any given week with lots of paper and not necessarily much else of interest. So what can you do about unwanted bulk mailings? A call last week to a Boston-area post office confirmed there are some “Do Not Mail” options to go along with the “Do Not Call” list. The Federal Trade Commission has a page with various links for people to use, depending on what kind of mail they wish to stop receiving. For example, OptOutPreScreen.com, an official credit industry site, will allow you to stop receiving pre-screened credit and insurance-related offers. The …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Though a deal seems close, the Post Office has not said who the potential buyer is, said Michael Glavin.
The United States Post Office is close to inking a deal to sell its Union Square building, according to Michael Glavin, director of Somerville's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. "They think they are very close on making a decision on a sale," Glavin said Thursday night after a Somerville Board of Aldermen meeting. However, the Post Office hasn't said who the potential buyer is. "They did not tell me," Glavin said. The Post Office put the building on the market in spring of 2012 with an asking price of $2.5 million. It announced in 2011 it had plans to sell the building. In an email to Somerville Patch from 2012, Post Office Spokesperson Dennis Tarmey emphasized the Post Office was not planning to close Union Square …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
William Zuluaga, a Colombian national, faces deportation after serving his prison sentence.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Editor's note: The following is from the Massachusetts office of the United States Attorney. Zuluaga pleaded guilty in connection to a cocaine distribution operation. Two postal employees from the Union Square post office also pleaded guilty in the case. BOSTON - William Zuluaga, who last resided in Revere, was sentenced today on charges stemming from his involvement in a drug conspiracy with two former United States Postal Service employees. Zuluaga, 58, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. A Colombian national, he faces deportation after serving his sentence. Zuluaga, along with co-…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The city is interested in seeing the building become a performing arts center, but it doesn't have plans to acquire the property on its own for that purpose.
The United States Postal Service, which over a year ago announced it would seek to sell the Union Square Post Office, officially put the building on the market a couple of weeks ago, according to an email from Dennis Tarmey, a spokesperson for the Post Office. The building, which opened in 1936, according to Tarmey, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is on the market for $2.5 million. The lobby of the building contains original murals painted by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The Post Office is not planning to close Union Square as a location, Tarmey emphasized in his email. Rather, the postal service is looking to sell the current building at 237 Washington St. and maintain a "retail …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Gerard Harrington is one of two former Somerville postal workers accused of dealing drugs while on duty at the post office.
Note: This article was updated March 8 at 10:40 a.m. to include the status of Williamson, Thibedeau and Zuluaga. It was updated again at 11:20 a.m. to note that Harrington and Williamson worked out of the Union Square post office. Gerard Harrington, 48, of Stoneham, who formerly worked as a postal worker at the Union Square post office, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges of cocaine trafficking, according to an announcement from the U.S. District Attorney's office. Harrington was accused of selling cocaine while on duty at the post office. Another former Somerville postal worker, Sean Williamson, of Peabody, was also accused of cocaine trafficking, along with two other men: William Zuluaga, of East Boston, and John …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A public meeting Thursday will discuss possible closure of the Union Square Post Office. Sign up is under way for ArtBeat 2011. Sing your heart out at Highland Kitchen’s Karaoke night, and more.
As part of a nationwide effort to cut U.S. Postal Service costs, the Union Square Post Office may close. On Thursday, a public meeting to discuss the possible closure will be held at noon at Police Headquarters. A smaller service center would open elsewhere in the square and new uses for the building, which the City hopes to buy, could bring new life (and parking) to the square. Patch will keep you updated. Sign Up for ArtBeat 2011 Craft vendors and performers can start signing up now to take part in this hugely popular midsummer arts festival. This year’s fest takes place July 15 and 16 and the theme is Red. “The hue is many things: hot, passionate and life sustaining—and we think, an apt theme for a hot summer festival,” states the …