Friday, March 8, 2013
The borough's administrator says the building is ready and waiting for the USPS to install equipment.
Another week is about to end and still no post office for Oceanport, according to the borough's administrator at Thursday's council meeting. Kim Jungfer, Oceanport's clerk and adminstrator, said on March 7 that the reopening of the East Main Street facility remained a "day-to-day" situation. The building has been rehabilitated since it incurred damage during Sandy, but the United States Postal Service still needs to install equipment to get the post office back up and running.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The borough administrator says it's still a day-by-day situation.
Despite rumors that it would finally reopen Friday, the Oceanport Post Office remains closed. "It's day-to-day right now," says Kim Jungfer, the borough's adminstrator. Officials had speculated the facility, closed since Sandy, would reopen by the end of February. While Jungfer had told Patch the building was "functionally ready," as of March 1 there were still no computer terminals installed in the facility. In the interim, operations and staff had been relocated to the Eatontown USPS processing and distribution center on Industrial Way in Eatontown.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The building suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy.
Oceanport's post office, closed for over three months after Hurricane Sandy, could reopen within the next few weeks, according to Councilman Joseph Irace. "We just got word yesterday they are estimating two weeks," Irace posted on Facebook Tuesday. While mail delivery in the borough resumed shortly after the storm, the East Main Street branch had remained closed due to structural damage. According to Borough Clerk and Administrator Kim Jungfer last week, the building was "functionally ready" and the borough had been "actively communicating" with postal officials about replacing equipment and reopening as soon as possible. In the interim, operations and staff had been relocated to the Eatontown USPS processing and distribution center on …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Operations have been temporarily moved to the Eatontown facility on Industrial Way.
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…