22
Oct
09

Thank You, Dimond Post Office

Did you hear the good news?  The U.S. Postal Service has decided their post offices located in Dimond and Montclair will remain open for business – and all is right with the world.

Montclarions should tip their hats to Dimond community organizers, who zealously signed up everyone they could to save their district’s office.  They rallied to the cause!  We’re convinced that some of their pixsy dust was shared with Montclair, too.

U.S. Postage Stamp, 1947

Of course, local residents and merchants were very, very upset about the prospects of losing our village post office.  One way we gauged concerns?  At Today in Montclair, our late July posting about this potential closure was one of the most-viewed postings ever!

This reprieve was first reported by District 4 Council Rep Jean Quan last week, and she also mentioned it during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  The Montclarion dug out some more of the news and facts, too.

When all was said and done, the Dimond and Montclair locations were status quo.  Unfortunately the fates of three other Oakland spots – Mills College,  Station B (Franklin Street) and Kaiser Center – remain unclear now.  And Mills was given that post office and unique zip code by U.S. President William McKinley, or so we heard during a campus tour.

In Montclair, why not stop by our local P.O. and congratulate the workers there?  When discussing the situation with them earlier, they were justifiably worried about their jobs and encouraged more business to prove their worth.  Well things worked out for everyone, and it’s nice to share a little good news.

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