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USPS to Conduct Hearing on Possible Closure of Forest Street Post Office Tonight

The post office may close after 80 years.

Representatives from the United States Postal Service will conduct a public nearing tonight to get feedback as to whether the service should close the .

The office, located just outside ’s front gate at 231 Forest St., has been open for 80 years, according to Michael Chmura, spokesman for Babson College.

The branch has “served as an important neighborhood resource, offering a convenient location and fast, personalized service,” Chmura wrote in an e-mail.

The hearing begins at 6 p.m. in Olin Auditorium – located on the ground floor of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business – on the Babson College campus.

The Babson Park Post Office made a of office the USPS is looking into closing last July. Several on the campus had as to whether they would care if the office stayed open.

carita November 16, 2011 at 01:49 AM
No, no, no / do NOT close this wonderful little Post Office! Personally I use it EVERY day - for all my different mailing issues! "Mr Postman" there is the nicest, most helpful guy ever.....the atmosphere is a little old fashioned but the service of course modern and efficient in every way in spite of it's small space! What on earth is the reason for this idea to close the Post Office.....to me it seems to be busy all year around, so it can't be because of any economic loss? Let the students at Babson - and people from the neighborhood keep this little gem please!!!
elizabeth November 16, 2011 at 01:04 PM
this is such a well run PO- Leave it OPEN!!
MJ November 17, 2011 at 04:20 PM
I like this P.O. too but face facts--the USPS is going broke! If this P.O. is not paying its way, then it needs to close. We have 2 other P.O.s in town, after all...
carita November 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Other post offices may be going "minus" but I do know that this "Babson College one" is NOT! So why not concentrating on closing the ones that might really have economic difficulties!!

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