The Jamaica Plain Post Office, 655 Centre St., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Pols Put Pressure on Post Office, Landlord

The neighborhood's elected officials are pressuring postal officials and the landlord of 655 Centre St. to reach a deal that would avoid moving the facility. As first reported by Jamaica Plain News, postal officials have set in motion the process to move the JP Post Office after they were unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease. On Friday, in an effort organized by JP's district city councilor, Matt O'Malley, elected officials sent a letter urging a resolution. "After having conversations with both Mike Powers from the United States Post Office and Robert Schlager of Bulfinch Properties," read part of the letter, "we are deeply concerned about the lack of communication and conflicting stories being expressed by all parties."

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The Jamaica Plain Post Office, 655 Centre St., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

JP Post Office Could Move

Postal officials have set in motion the process to move the JP Post Office from 655 Centre St. after they were unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease. A letter was recently posted in the vestibule of the busy post office. It's from the Post Office to Mayor Marty Walsh and lays out the process for possible relocation to somewhere else in the 02130 Zip Code. "The Postal Service is considering relocation because its lease at the present location will terminate shortly and it has been unable to reach an agreement with the property owner for a new lease to remain in the property."

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