Postal Service


Registered Mail Gets Upgrade

The Knesset approved on Monday a bill sponsored by United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev to allow Israelis who receive notices of registered mail to know the identity of the…

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New JFK Stamp Marks Centennial of His Birth

The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new stamp Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The Forever stamp was released during the annual Presidents Day…

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Snail Mail Getts Big Boost

The notoriously slow Israeli Postal Company will soon be speeded up, at least as far as packages go, Globes reported on Thursday. A deal between the IPS and Gett (formerly…

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Email Now ‘Default’ for Service Firm Bills

The Communications Ministry has prepared a list of new rules that will make it easier for service companies to cut back on expensive service personnel. The public will have an…

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Postal Service Makes Profit Despite Snail-Mail Loss

The Israel Postal Service reported an overall profit of 19.5 million shekels in the first half of 2016, as revenues from overseas packages offset losses in domestic mail services, Globes…

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Charges Dropped Against Mailman Cuffed by Police In NYC

A Brooklyn prosecutor won’t pursue a disorderly conduct case against a postal carrier whose caught-on-camera arrest sparked outrage. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said Thursday that the charge against Glen…

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Stolen in 1955, ‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp Resurfaces

Opening a new chapter in an infamous stamp-world mystery, a valuable “inverted Jenny” stamp has surfaced six decades after it was stolen from a collectors’ convention. The stamp — one…

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Cost of Mailing a Letter Drops to 47 Cents

Beginning Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp dropped two cents, to 47 cents. The reduction is the result of an expiring surcharge that had been put in place in…

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Regional Briefs – August 31, 2015

Army: Did You See Our Lost Missile? Call 315-772-6324 FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Has anyone seen a stray missile? The Army is asking the public for help finding a dummy…

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