TUCSON'S MAIN POST OFFICE GETS REPRIEVE - The consolidation of the Tucson Cherrybell postal processing center to Phoenix has been postponed from July 11 to next year. If the consolidation goes through as planned, the only postal functions left at the Tucson facility would be P.O. boxes and retail services. Meanwhile, two surveys - one for businesses and one for the community - are online to gauge reaction to consolidation. The findings will be passed on to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and other congressional representatives to be presented to U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan, said Tucson Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres. The ultimate goal is to stop the consolidation, he said. The online surveys will be available through Saturday. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
Postal survey for businesses
Postal survey for community
Postal survey for business in Spanish
CITY POOLS OPEN TOMORROW - The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department tomorrow will open 18 pools for public use over the summer. The pools will remain open until Aug. 5. View a listing of the pools and operating hours. Also, keep reading today's NewsNet to learn about a new, discounted pool/transit pass for high school students.
NEW PASS OFFERS TEENS DISCOUNTS FOR TRANSIT AND CITY POOLS - Tucson's new SummerGo Youth Pass is available now for $45. The pass gives high school students unlimited rides on public transit, free entrance to 18 City pools, and discounts at various attractions. SummerGO can be purchased at several recreation centers and City pools. The pass is valid now through Aug. 5. A student ID is required for purchase.
VOTER-APPROVED ROAD WORK BEGINS ON AND NEAR PANTANO ROAD - Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), began work yesterday to improve the pavement conditions on Speedway Boulevard from Pantano Road to Camino Seco, Pantano Road from Speedway Boulevard to Broadway Boulevard, and Broadway Boulevard from Pantano Road to Camino Seco. Crews will begin all three projects with the lowering of covers for manholes and water valves. The work is in preparation for a varying schedule of milling (removing asphalt) and repaving.
SUMMER MOVIES CONTINUE AT LA PLACITA VILLAGE DOWNTOWN - Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn). Tomorrow's movie is Stranger on a Train (1951), starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker. The movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Avenue, on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church in Downtown Tucson.