Bronx Church At Odds With Local Post Office Over Lack Of Mail Deliveries

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are growing frustrations at a church in the Bronx after a pastor says they have gone several days without getting mail.

At the St. Simon Stock — St. Joseph Church on Valentine Avenue in Tremont, assistant pastor Nicholas Blackwell says he’s moved heaven and earth to resolve a problem the church is having with its local post office, but despite preaching accountability, he says the message has not been delivered.

“It’s terrible. I don’t want to deride the people down there, but the service that we are receiving is atrocious,” he said.

Father Blackwell says the mail service, or lack thereof, from the post office station on East Tremont Avenue is appallingly inadequate.

He says recently, the church did not receive mail for nine straight days, and at best, they’re lucky if they get it three times a week.

At worst, church secretary Rosa Rivera says, “Sometimes it’s 15 days. Sometimes a month. The longest one, it was a month without mail.”

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