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Astoria's Grand post office saved from closure

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:36 pm

The Grand Station post office in Astoria has been removed from the U.S. Postal Service's list of thousands of facilities that may be closed to save money, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) announced Tuesday afternoon.

Area residents and elected officials had strongly objected to the possible closure, saying the Grand Station, located at 45-08 30 Ave., is heavily used and necessary to the community. They staged two rallies to save it since its possible closure was announced last summer.

Maloney and other elected officials, including state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), will join area residents at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in front of the post office for a rally the congresswoman said will "celebrate the community’s big win in successfully convincing the USPS to remove it from a list of postal facilities being studied for possible closure."

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