US Postal Will Stay Open in Boston, At Least for Now

Yesterday USPS formally announced its plans to close its facilities in Wareham, North Reading, Lowell, Waltham and Shrewsbury, while keeping open the Boston facility on Dorchester Avenue. “Anything’s possible, but as of right now, the plan is to consolidate operations from various locations into Boston at this time,” says USPS spokesman Dennis Tarmey. Of all things once a given but now embattled — Pluto, the penny — this hit really hurts. [Biz Journals]