Rally to Stop Sale of Downtown Post Office Planned

rallyA rally is in place to try and stop the sale of the downtown post office. Residents today were giving out the pictured flyer about the rally, planned for Wednesday in front of the post office on Clifton Avenue.

The building went up for sale earlier this year. In 2011, documents obtained by TLS showed they would be relocating their retail offices to the Swarthmore location.

The USPS said then that the economic downturn and increased diversion to the Internet have caused the agency great losses, forcing the closure.

USPS’s intentions were heavily criticized by the Town and by the Township Committee when their decision was first publicized here on TLS in May, 2011.



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There are 15 Comments to "Rally to Stop Sale of Downtown Post Office Planned"

  • Jim Watson says:

    How much are they asking?

  • ANON says:

    Let em sell it who cares. It’s a disaster anyway

  • judie says:

    The post office should NOT be sold. It should continue to operate there. What about the people who walk to the post office? they cannot get out to Swarthmore Avenue. You have to be kidding. What are they doing to the once beautiful town of Lakewood?????

  • i dont understand says:

    If you ran a business and you were bleeding form all sides, wouldn’t you sell the places that do not make economic sense?

    i still don’t understand why we receive mail on Saturday? Businesses are closed. When will politics stop getting in the way of doing things that make sense?

  • Clear Mind says:

    It’s the retarted Feds. Bad idea.

  • Just thing says:

    Sounds like a good idea. Then someone can open a usps service like newsmart on county line rd. and we will get efficient service and not have to wait forever on line .

  • Anon says:

    Sell the place its a waste of time just do your mail stuff online

  • South of the Lake says:

    Please move to Swarthmore ! I can drive to Swarthmore and be back home in the time it takes me to wait for the light at Cedarbridge and Main St .

  • JustWondering says:

    If they open an annex in downtown and open up swarthmore for customers it would actually help Lakewood. It would in essence be adding a 2nd location to the town

  • LKWD says:

    It’s a sad day in Lakewood, another historical building in town down the tubes. My grandfather helped build that building in 1938 with the WPA.

  • September 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm says:

    Clear Mind says:

    It’s the retarted Feds. Bad idea

    Please remove, insensitive comment to those with family members with mental illness, and to all

  • Jog A Thon - Sponsor Me ! says:

    Dumb Feds is right. Theyve no idea how to run a business. Cust service stinks. The employees dont cAre. Its the fed. Let them sell it.

  • ANON says:

    Nothing insensitive about using the word retarded. What’s wrong with you?? Don’t be so sensitive

  • RebRambo says:

    To ANON:
    While I typically do not comment on issues other than the topic at hand, here is where I make an exception.
    Your lack of sensitivity by using the word and your inane rebuttal of why there is nothing wrong with your usage is a testimony to the utter disregard you have for other people. Your lack of common decency is so appalling that had I the ability I would ask TLS to ban your IP address from this site.
    Now take your little, small, simple minded self and LEAVE.

  • Interested Investor says:

    Cant wait to get this at auction! Whos looking for a new condo, i plan to build 50 in this lot!

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