Director Of Economic Development Steven Reinman: Those Who Want The Post Office To Remain Open Should Make Their Voices Heard

reinman_tlsThe office of Lakewood’s Director of Economic Development Steven Reinman has been flooded with calls from concerned citizens regarding the planned closing of the downtown post office. “This post office has always been a hub of significant activity and a cornerstone of the downtown district”, says Reinman, and says the closing will inconvenience many residents. 

“Many of those who make frequent visits to this full service facility will not be served by a substation in a convenience store”, Reinman says, “Nor will a trip to the facility in our Industrial Park be a practical option for many of the loyal patrons of the downtown post office”.

Reinman says however, “some years ago a similar plan became known and was retracted after public outcry”. “I hope that the people who want to see this facility remain will make their voices heard – to the local postmaster, postmaster general and to our Congresspeople, Rep. Smith, Sen. Menendez & Sen. Lautenberg”.

As first reported by TLS earlier this week, the Post Office plans on closing its facility on Clifton Avenue and possibly move its full service station to the one other facility in Lakewood, located on Swarthmore Avenue.

The building, which they plan on selling, was built around 1938. TLS.

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  1. The town does need a full service post office that is centrally located, but, why can’t they have several in stores like the one in Jackson, in different convenient locations all over town. wouldn’t that be cheaper to run? It would be a shame though not to have such a nice building be demolished or go to some Mexican garish business though.

  2. Is there an option to stay open, but with a new staff that are quick, efficient, friendly ( but not to much that they will have a 1/2 conversation with customer while people waiting on line) and that dont take to many and too long breaks!

  3. Hate to tell you guys ……It’s aint going to help………. this office will close langert rienman are all great but this office will close. the end….

  4. How can you have a town without a postoffice to serve ALL the people.? Many who use it are walkers. Yes there are times when it is a little crowded but you have to be patient.

  5. The staff was nice, but the service was s l o w.

    I would love to see it stay open, but with a fresh and younger staff that would keep the pace moving faster..

    Only problem is that the Postal Agency is a few billion dollars in the red and unless they quickly receive a government bailout and undertake serious restructuring.. we can all keep on dreaming.

  6. The closing is a good thing.Why does every single town need a post office. That is just ridiculous and a big waste of money.This is why the post office is in the red every year, losing billions of dollars.

  7. the only problem I had there was the wait. And that was usually because there were so many people using the facility, and most of those didn’t speak english and were buying and sending money orders out of the country or that had parcel post they were sending out and the clerks had to retape/pack it.

  8. the only problem with this p o. is the lines for which the postmaster is reponsible . he is never seen in town and noone can ever get in touch with him. he probobly doesn’t live in lakewood or else he would understand the customer’s frustration. the clerks now and i mean now are better than ever before. please inform the public of an address or phone number of the people we should call. thank you

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