What the heck is going on with the U.S. Postal Service? It used to be a veritable Rock of Gibraltar among federal government agencies, or at least that was the perception. You put something in a mailbox and it was sure to get where it was supposed to go. Not anymore, not in Queens.
This week The Mary Louis Academy emailed its alumnae to warn them that the school recently learned it is not getting all the mail it’s been sent, and that many contributors had not received the thank-you letters sent to them. The venerable Catholic girls’ high school in Jamaica Estates said it has filed a formal complaint with the Postal Service.
Incidentally, TMLA’s Finance Office recently had to send this newspaper a second check to pay for an ad the school had placed. The first was lost in the mail.
The Chronicle has plenty of missing mail stories. They predated the Trump administration with its postal controversies and have outlived it. Maybe the USPS needs to be remade, maybe turned back into the Department of the Post Office. It can’t go on as is.