Senator Bob Singer On Proposed Closing Of Downtown Post Office: It’s A Shame

bob Singer - tlsSenator Bob Singer is the latest of several officials who have voiced their opinions since learning of the proposed closing of Lakewood’s main Post Office, located in Downtown Lakewood. “It’s a shame and a tremendous inconvenience”, Senator Singer tells TLS.

Singer added that with Lakewood growing by leaps and bounds, it’s disappointing that the busy office should close.

“Whenever I go there, it’s always busy”, Singer says. “I go there to buy my stamps and I go there to pick up my packages which weren’t delivered”, says Singer. “I’m disappointed”.

Singer says it will not only inconvenience the business people who frequent the office, but also the rest of the residents who will now have to travel to a nearby town, or at best Industrial Park, should the Post Office there become a full service office.

Lakewood’s Economic Developer Steven Reinman also spoke out against the Post Office’s proposal last week.

“This post office has always been a hub of significant activity and a cornerstone of the downtown district”, Reinman said. “Many of those who make frequent visits to this full service facility will not be served by a substation in a convenience store, 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”.

According to a recent TLS poll, 66% were against the closing, while 34% favored it. Over 800 people voted.

The Township Committee is expected to hear from the Post Office this week. TLS.

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  1. I thought that NPGS would buy the property & include it in their new store (its next door) .. perhaps even integrate a CPU there?

  2. I think its a great idea for the post office to close it’s downtown location a developer can purchase the land and make new stores and bring back life into our downtown. Can you imagine how many jobs that can create. And let’s not forget what some of the previous articles said that they would contract out to a local businesses postal work which will be quicker.

  3. Hurrah #5 !!!! Some great ideas. And they will still be in town with parking spaces too, and maybe better chance for better service.

  4. There is a real problem when a township that fell just a few thousand short of being called a city in the latest census and the post office wants to shut down. It doesn’t make sense.

  5. I’m sure the smart growth plan has addressed this. I think they have plans for many new postal sub stations along with police and fire sub stations and a new hospital to meet the needs of this soon to be city. …or did they just plan for more schools, townhouses and playgrounds?

  6. Ms. Candy Kane,

    You do have a point. However, please keep your eyes on the Chestnut and New Hampshire intersection. I don’t want any accidents there. And please keep an eye out for those “bad boyzzz” running around with those water guns in your area. Can you do that for your town??

  7. Sadly you are right! It’s pathetic that people are more concerned about getting rid of Lakewood’s history to build more schools. Doesn’t Lkwd have enough schools already?

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