Mixed back of reactions from Wall residents
Thursday, February 7
Wall residents' opinons were mixed Tuesday in reaction to the U.S. Postal Service's announcement that it will end Saturday mail delivery this year. Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The move will not affect Wall resident Karen Garofalo. "To me it doesn't matter at all,'' Garofalo said. "I do almost everything online and most of the time the regular mail is stuff that I could wait until Monday for." The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and …
Federal and state income tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17
Federal and state income tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17, to meet this year's deadline — which falls two days later than normal this year because the traditional April 15 deadline was Sunday and because the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day on Monday, April 16. But don't expect extended hours at the U.S. Post Office branch location on Belmar Boulevard. Those doors close at 4:45 p.m. Extended post office hours on Tax Day were common before the era of electronic filing dramatically decreased the demand for them. The branch office in Spring Lake Heights, 2407 Route 71, typically has extended hours for those tax returns. See more information on mailing your tax return through the U.S. Postal Service.