Avon and Bradley Beach to resume local mail delivery operations

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The United States Postal Service stopped delivery service from the Avon Post Office [pictured here] in 2011 and later from the Bradley Beach Post Office in 2013. MARK R. SULLIVAN THE COAST STAR

BRADLEY BEACH — Mail delivery operations will resume from the Avon-By-The-Sea and Bradley Beach post offices sometime this fall, just in time for the busy holiday season.

The resumption, long sought by residents of the two boroughs, was confirmed by Ray Daiutolo Sr., a spokesman for the South Jersey Post Operations unit of the United States Postal Service [USPS].

The USPS moved mail delivery operations away from the two local post offices — Avon’s to Belmar in 2011 and Bradley Beach in 2013, prompting some residents to seek the intervention of U.S. Rep. Chris Smith [R-4].

Among them was Thomas Coan, of Bradley Beach, who said that after the switch, he would often find his mail showing up at his neighbors’ houses.

“It’s not only a service issue, this is an identity theft issue,” said Mr. Coan, “because this mail is flying all over the place and people are getting their neighbors’ mail or mail from other jurisdictions.”

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