The other day, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham sent word to the Columbia Heights listserv about the possible closure of the Georgia Avenue post office, which became the neighborhood P.O. after the U.S. postal service closed the one on Irving Street. He wrote:

We need a new post office back at 14th and Irving, and we also need to keep the post office on Georgia at Morton. The large number of elderly, alone, along the 14th St. and Ga. Ave. corridors justify these actions! In addition, with its new residential and retail, 14th and Irving is vastly changed since a decade ago.

Please express your views on this to our Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, by going to her website and sending an email. Click this link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar: http://www.norton.house.gov/

One listserv member thought that a self-defeating idea. Buy a stamp! Use one of those blue mailboxes before the USPS takes them all away!

“Do you see the irony in how it is recommended to contact Congresswoman Norton?” the guy asked. “The postal service is looking at closing offices because of the reduction in mail volume. eMail is certainly a big factor in the decline.  Perhaps a First Class letter would send a more supportive message.”

(Photo by Darrow Montgomery)