U.S. Postal Service to study NJ consolidation

The U.S. Postal Service is looking into consolidating operations in New Jersey even further as part of a nationwide effort to cut costs.Six processing centers

EDISON - The U.S. Postal Service is looking into consolidating operations in New Jersey even further as part of a nationwide effort to cut costs.

Six processing centers in the state are being considered for closure. News 12 New Jersey visited the mail distribution center in Eatontown that may close. Ron Epstein, who works at the center, says that closing it would make sorting mail become backlogged.

The postmaster general says closing sites will mean a longer processing time for mail, but says it is necessary to stay financially afloat in a time where more people are paying bills online and sending emails instead of letters.

Some employees in Eatontown would likely be transferred to the processing center in Hamilton, though employees say that would cause their commuting expenses to skyrocket.

Processing centers in Edison, Kearny and Teterboro also being considered for closure.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Monmouth County officials continue to search for missing 1 Officials continue to search for missing 19-year-old
Police in Asbury Park calling for cease fire 2 Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after shootings
A 2-year-old boy was killed when his aunt 3 Police: 2-year-old killed when aunt backs car into him
VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with cystic 4 VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 5 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE