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Meeting in Newton tonight on potential post office closures

Posted by Derek McLean  November 9, 2011 10:34 AM

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Newton residents will have the opportunity to speak their mind about the potential closing of five local post office branches when the US Postal Service holds the first of two public meetings tonight.

Boston area Postmaster General James Holland will lead a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session, according to a press release from the mayor's office. .

The first meeting will be tonight at 6 p.m. at the Newton City Hall War Memorial, and will discuss post office branches located at 81 Oak St. in Newton Upper Falls, 525 Waltham St. in West Newton, and at McElroy Commons at Boston College.

A second meeting on potential closings will follow at the same time and location on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The meeting will discuss the potential closing of branches at Nonantum and Lower Falls.

The United States Postal Service announced in July that 43 retail outlets in Massachusetts were under consideration to close.

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