Democratic Convention Causes Postal Concerns
Mark Price of the Charlotte Observer reports, "A week after temporarily closing nearly 40 uptown mail collection sites for the Democratic National Convention, the Postal Service has opened a hotline for customers with concerns over the changes."
According to Price, "Postal officials said the 'added layer of accessibility' was necessary in light of security restrictions, street closures and traffic concerns associated with the convention this week."
Price goes on to say, "Uptown streets have been cleansed of unnecessary obstacles to accommodate the convention and it’s 35,000 visitors, including the removal of blue mail boxes and covering of mail chutes, which security experts feared could hide explosive devices. Free standing newspaper racks and even 100 concrete garbage containers were also removed, officials said."
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