Letter from JP Politicians: Keep Post Office in Current Place

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Letterhead of Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

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Letterhead of Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

Mike Powers, District Manager, The United States Post Office
25 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02205

Robert Schlager, President, Bulfinch Properties
250 First Avenue, Suite 200
Needham, MA 02494

Jan. 30, 2015

To Mike Powers and Robert Schlager,

We urge you both to resolve your ongoing lease negotiations and keep Jamaica Plain’s post office in its current location at 655 Centre Street. The post office is an anchor in the local shopping district and serves as a resource for residents and businesses in Jamaica Plain. Furthermore, it serves as an important tribute to the service and sacrifice of Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, a local resident for whom it is named.

After having conversations with both Mike Powers from the United States Post Office and Robert Schlager of Bulfinch Properties, we are deeply concerned about the lack of communication and conflicting stories being expressed by all parties. As the delegation representing Jamaica Plain in the city council and state legislature, we would happily serve as a resource and honest broker as you move forward in your negotiation process.

​Having a post office in Jamaica Plain’s Centre Street corridor is beneficial and important for the well-being and convenience of our constituents. The current location and operation is well suited to fulfill the needs of our diverse and growing population. We are all deeply opposed to the post office changing locations or operation of service.

​We look forward to an open and good faith process that will benefit all parties involved, the residents of Jamaica Plain included. We are grateful for all of the service our post office has provided us thus far and are optimistic that an agreement can be found that would be beneficial for both the USPS and Bulfinch Properties that will allow the post office to stay where it currently resides.


Matt O’Malley

Boston City Councilor, District 6


Liz Malia

State Representatitive, 11th Suffolk District


Jeffrey Sánchez

State Representative, 15th Suffolk District


Sonia Chang-Díaz

State Senator, 2nd Suffolk District