Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998

Editorial

Update from your post office

   You've probably seen stories in the media about problems with blue mail collection boxes in the City of Seattle.
  
   I want to assure you that mailing in blue boxes is safe. Although you have not been affected by this problem, I want to let you know what we are doing to ensure this doesn't happen in the Northshore area.
  
   We are in the process of exchanging all boxes from Everett to Tacoma with reinforced boxes fitted with a state-of-the-art locking system. The key is nearly impossible to counterfeit.
  
   New boxes will be exchanged in the City of Seattle before Christmas and then in your area. We will also replace every lock at every apartment, condo and on every neighborhood delivery unit as rapidly as possible.
   Dale R. Zinser, District Manager