Through rain and snow and even a super storm, the United States Post Office will retain a facility in Oceanport.
Although the East Main Street outpost has been closed after flooding during Sandy, Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said last week that the building should be reopened in six to eight weeks following renovation.
In the interim, postal operations -- P.O. boxes and staff -- have been transferred to the processing and distribution center on Industrial Way in Eatontown, according to Mahon at the Nov. 15 borough council meeting. Daily letter carrier service, however, will continue on a normal schedule.
Mahon told Patch that Rep. Frank Pallone has been an advocate for retaining the borough's post office and had "been in contact with USPS officials in Wash. D.C. to address our concerns the office would close permanently."