WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today applauded the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to take the Noble Station Post Office off the list of potential closures. Himes and Finch have been working side-by-side with the local community to stress the importance of the post office to the city’s economic improvement and quality of life.

“The Noble Post Office is essential to maintaining the neighborhood’s livability and economic vitality,” said Congressman Himes. “Mayor Finch, the community, and I have worked hard to keep this office open, and I’m thankful to the Postmaster for listening carefully and responding to our concerns.”

The Noble Station Post Office at 934 E. Main Street was one of more than 100 post offices nationwide that the United States Postal Service had targeted for closure as part of a cost-cutting effort. During a public hearing held last week, Mayor Finch, Congressman Jim Himes, and local and state legislators, as well as the public, spoke to postal officials about the importance of this post office to the residents of the neighborhood and the rest of the City.

“I want to thank the Postmaster General for listening to my pleas, and those of Congressman Himes, other elected officials, and our local residents, to keep the Noble Station open,” said Mayor Finch. “The neighborhood needs the post office, especially the poor and elderly who rely on public transportation to do their essential errands. And, now that economic development is picking up in this area of the City, the post office will become more important as more people come here to work and to live. I’d also like to thank Senators Dodd and Lieberman for all their efforts on behalf of Bridgeport on this important issue.”

Earlier this year, the Mayor and Congressman were successful in their efforts to urge the Postmaster General to keep the Barnum Station Post Office at 2253 Fairfield Avenue open. Both sites have now been officially removed from the list.