Where’s my mail? Worker shortage leaves Eatontown residents without mail for days

A number of people in Eatontown, as well as the surrounding areas, have been asking over the last few days – where’s my mail?

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2020, 11:43 AM

Updated 1,371 days ago

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A number of people in Eatontown, as well as the surrounding areas, have been asking over the last few days – where’s my mail?
State Sen. Vin Gopal, along with fellow Democratic leaders Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, are appealing to New Jersey's national leaders to draw attention and fix the issue.
In a letter to senators Cory Booker, Robert Menendez and Congressman Chris Smith, they say, “At a time when so many households are relying on the USPS for important documents and health providers, it is imperative this problem be addressed as soon as possible."
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Businessman Louis DeJoy took over last month as head postmaster general for the USPS, a move some criticized for also being a top donor to the Trump campaign. 
In a statement, a spokesperson for the USPS says, “The Postal Service is developing a business plan to ensure that we will be financially stable and able to continue to provide reliable, affordable, safe and secure delivery of mail, packages and other communications to all Americans as a vital part of the nation's critical infrastructure. While the overall plan is not yet finalized, it will certainly include new and creative ways for us to fulfill our mission, and we will focus immediately on efficiency and items that we can control, including adherence to the effective operating plans that we have developed.”


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