Greater Boston

Welcome to the Greater Boston Postal Customer Council Site 

The Greater Boston Postal Customer Council (GBPCC) is a local network of business mailers, mail service providers and USPS representatives.  GBPCC offers opportunities to participate in educational programs, networking events and discussions focused on changing postal regulations, rates and local/national mailing issues.  

The GBPCC works to improve communications between the Postal Service, businesses and mailers.  Thanks for visiting our website and please consider becoming a member.

Upcoming events

17 May 2017 2:00 PM • Harvard University Mail & Distribution Facility
13 Jun 2017 5:00 PM • Boston MA
22 Jun 2017 4:30 PM • Commander's Mansion - Watertown MA

Latest Postal News

Photo of the Week


Parcel Truck

This 1931 Ford Model AA truck was used primarily for parcel post service. The green wood panel body is marked with a horizontal white stripe on each side. The words "U.S. Mail" signify that it is a government mail vehicle. "U.S. Mail" is also painted on the top front of the vehicle. When originally purchased, drab olive green was the signature color of the Post Office Department.


Please join the 

Greater Boston PCC 

and 

MSMA New England Chapter 

as we present 

"Mail Through the Millennia"

on 

June 22, 2017

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

   

 


      Register Now!
              Location: 
Commander's Mansion     in Watertown MA

Six Decades of Public Service Honored!


Pictured—Anthony Rauseo Jr. with District Manager Mike Powers

After a government career spanning more than six decades, Anthony Rauseo Jr. received a heart-warming send off from his coworkers at the Woburn Detached Mail Unit. District Manager Mike Powers, Boston Postmaster Nick Francescucci, Operations Manager Barry Begley and a host of District employees were on hand to join the celebration.

District Manager Powers noted, as he presented an award to Tony that “When you think of it, this is like working two careers.” Mike recalled a ceremony 10 years ago when he presented Tony with his 50-year pin and thanked Tony again for his years of service and his commitment to his craft.

Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 14.pdf

“Ask not what your country can do…”


Pictured L-R —Photographer Ted Spiegel, Matthew Kennedy, US Rep Joe Kennedy, Senator Ed Markey, 

Jeremiah Brennan, PMG Megan Brennan

A stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth was dedicated Feb. 20 in Boston, where PMG Megan J. Brennan and others hailed the president’s legacy. “Today, representing the 640,000 men and women of the United States Postal Service, I can tell you that the spirit of public service remains as vital as when President Kennedy elevated the ideal in his moving and eloquent inaugural address,” Brennan said. “He dignified and gave voice to the pride in serving the nation that every postal employee feels. It is for this reason that the Postal Service takes special pride in honoring President Kennedy today.”

 Kennedy, who was born May 29, 1917, is remembered for several achievements during his presidency, including launching the Peace Corps and expanding the space program. During his 1961 inaugural address, he famously called upon Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 14.pdf

    Upcoming PCC Networking Event for 2017

     

First Event of 2017

The GBPCC was in attendance as the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98


PCC Closes Out 2016 In Style!

On Wednesday, December 15, 2016, The Greater Boston PCC had their year-end event at American Legion Post 440 in Newton. To open the event, Mark Fallon gave a presentation on the new postage rates going into effect in January 2017.  Mark explained how organizations should prepare for the change, and how mailers can take advantage of the new weight allowances. 

Next, Nicolas Francescucci, the Postmaster of Boston, led the unveiling of the 2016 Military Service Cross stamps. Joining Nick was Mike Powers, USPS District Manager; Francisco A. Ureña, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Dan Clark, retired State Trooper and Marine veteran; and Adam Lewenberg, PCC Co-Chair (pictured left)

After the unveiling, the PCC presented Secretary Ureña a special gift to honor and assist local veterans in the Commonwealth. The PCC donated custom sets of note cards, Military Service Cross stamps and pens for veterans. The pens were hand-turned, wooden barrel writing instruments crafted by our own Al Silverstein. Thanks Al! 

Our special guest, Dan Clark (pictured right), is also known as "The Singing Trooper". Dan performed a special rendition of the National Anthem, other patriotic songs and Christmas carols. It was a fantastic way to close out a great event – and an exciting 2016!

Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 13.pdf

Nick Francescucci Sworn in as Postmaster

On September 16, 2016, Nicolas R. Francescucci stood in front of 200 guests (including governments officials, colleagues, friends and family) in the flag room of the State House, placed his hand on the Bible (held by his wife Theresa) and took the traditional oath, administered by Mike Powers, District Manager (pictured). With this, Francescucci was officially sworn in and became the 53rd Postmaster of Boston, Massachusetts.

As Postmaster of Boston, Francescucci will oversee 100+ stations, branches, retail units and carrier annexes encompassing zip codes 021, 022 and 024 (with the exception of Cambridge). This includes over two million customers and approximately 708,000 delivery points. He will manage over 4000 employees.

Postmaster Francescucci’s installation was emceed by Michael Haggerty, former Postal Executive.  Guest Speakers included:  Daniel J. Ryan, Massachusetts State Representative, 2nd Suffolk District, Chief John Barros, Chief of Economic Development under Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Michael Rakes, Senior Plant Manager, Greater Boston District. The National Anthem and God Bless America were sung by Michelle Kippenhan, wife of George Kippenhan, Manager of Consumer & Industry Contact, while the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by their daughter Mary. Frederick White, Korean War Veteran and Retired USPS Supervisor delivered the Invocation. Mike Powers, District Manager, shared stories of Nick’s leadership and his dedication to the Postal Service and their customers before swearing in the new Postmaster.


Jack-o'-lanterns Stamp Unveiling & Student Educational Event

Highlands School, Braintree MA






Special thanks to our

Sponsors 

who are participating in National PCC Day 2016 at Gillette Stadium:   

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

 



 



Silver Sponsors




 


Bronze Sponsors  

Asendia USA

Compunetix

DeBourke Company

Design Advantage

IMEX Global Solutions

Jet Mail Services

JLS Mailing Services

RR Donnelley

SCLogic

The Allied Group

Window Book, Inc.

WINN Solutions

 

Corporate Sponsors  

AAA Northeast

Direct Associates

New Balance Athletics

Sungard Availability Services

The Berkshire Company 

 

Benefactors

Cathedral Corporation

Colonial Printing

Harvard University

MSMA New England Chapter

National Postal Forum

New Balance Athletics

New England Journal of Medicine

Postal Customer Council of Providence

Sherman Printing 

United States Postal Service






Betsy Shortell Receives 

The Silver Industry Person of the Year Award

At the 2016 National Postal Customer Council Awards in Washington DC, Betsy Shortell, of the Greater Boston PCC, received the Silver Industry Person of the Year Award.

Betsy, Manager of Harvard University Mail and Distribution Services (HUMDS), has been a Greater Boston PCC Executive Board Member for 6 successful years, serving as the Industry Co-Chair for 2 years, helping lead Greater Boston to Platinum and Gold Level Awards on National PCC Day. During her tenure as co-chair, Betsy led the Executive Board in developing creative and innovative ideas, programs and seminars.  These seminars included presentations about Mail Fraud, the Power of Networking and Industry Certifications to name a few.

Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 12.pdf

2016 National PCC Leadership Award

PCC Partner of the Year

Central MA PCC, Greater Boston PCC, Southeastern MA PCC,        Western MA PCC, New Hampshire PCC and Providence PCC


  

2017 Postal Holidays

·         Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (observed)

·         Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

·         Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday

·         Monday, May 29 Memorial Day

·         Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day

·         Monday, September 4 Labor Day

·         Monday, October 9 Columbus Day

·         Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (observed)

·         Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day

·         Monday, December 25 Christmas Day

  

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USPS Trucks

Published on Mar 21, 2016

 

Stamp news and a preview of 2017 stamps on the way: Stamp News                                 

 JFK Forever stamp

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