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

11 Mar 2018 4:30 PM • Boston MA
02 May 2018 11:00 AM • USPS Middlesex-Essex P&DC - North Reading, MA

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Photo Highlight

Fenway Marathon

Mark Fallon participating in the Fenway Marathon benefiting the Red Sox Foundation on  Friday, September 15, 2017.  Can you spot him? 

Photo taken by Michael Dwyer/Associated Press.

** May 2018 GBPCC Event **


Please join us for a tour of the Middlesex-Essex Processing & Distribution Center 


Wednesday May 2nd, 2018  


Boston PCC Honors Veterans

On December 7 Nick Francescucci, Jim Holland, Mike Shields and Al Silverstein visited the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury. We were invited by David Hencke of the VA.

Opening  remarks were delivered by Karen Acerra-Williams, Deputy Director, VA Boston Healthcare.

Nick then spoke about the connection between the high percentage of veterans who work for the USPS in the Greater Boston area and our responsibility to recognize their service and sacrifice.

Most Importantly, 35 veterans  received handmade pens crafted by PCC Board member Al Silverstein, along with cards, message pads and, of course, postage stamps. Thankfully and gratefully, 5 WW2 Veterans were present and were also honored, with the longest and loudest ovation on the 73rd anniversary of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.


November PCC Event a Huge Success!

On Wednesday, November 15th, the Greater Boston Postal Customer Council held a very special 3-part event at American Legion Post 440 in Newton, MA.  With over 40 attendees, it was one of the most successful events of the year.

Adam Lewenberg, Postal Advocate Inc, opened the program by discussing new postage rates going into effect in January 2018.  He informed the audience on the best way to prepare for the changes and offered insight into how these changes will impact mailing operations.

The second presentation was on International Mail changes taking effect in 2018.  Steve Smith, Base 60 Consulting and Merry Law, WorldVU LLC, provided information on how International Mail will be defined as "Goods" or "Documents" starting in January 2018. 

Finally, Jim Holland, Marketing Manager, Greater Boston District USPS, unveiled the 2017 Flag stamp with David Hencke, of the VA Hospital.  Mr. Hencke was also presented with kits and pens made by Al Silverstein, PCC Board Member.  These kits and pens were distributed to the patients at the VA Hospital. 

The event was sponsored by Creel Printing, Boston University, R.R. Donnelly Logistics Solutions and The Berkshire Company. 

Read more:  GBPCC Newsletter Issue 16.pdf

Special thanks to our


who participating in 

National PCC Day 2017 

at Gillette Stadium:


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors  

Bell and Howell

Carousel Industries

DeBourke Company

Design Advantage

Gunther International

IMEX Global Solutions

Jet Mail Services

JLS Mailing Services

OnTime Card Solutions

RR Donnelley


W.B. Mason

Corporate Sponsors  

AAA Northeast

Asendia USA

Direct Associates

Lightower Fiber Networks

Sungard Availability Services

The Berkshire Company 


Cathedral Corporation

Harvard University

MSMA New England Chapter

National Postal Forum

New Balance

New England Journal of Medicine

Postal Advocate

Providence PCC

Sherman Printing

United States Postal Service

Greater Boston PCC Honors Board Members

The Greater Boston PCC recently recognized Al Silverstein (Former Industry Co-Chair) and Jack Shea for their years of service to the Board and the mailing community of Greater Boston.  They were both celebrated at a special breakfast meeting in their honor.  Combined, they have over 50 years of tenure on the Board as well as helping mailers throughout the area.


   (Jack Shea with Postmaster Nick Francescucci and Adam Lewenberg)         (Al Silverstein with Postmaster Nick Francescucci, and Adam Lewenberg)

District Manager Mike Powers Retires

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus Hall, Mike Powers, stood in front of family, friends and colleagues and said goodbye to his beloved Greater Boston District after 37 years with the Postal Service. 

When Mike began his career with the USPS as a clerk in the fall of 1980, he had no idea what the future held for him. Rising through the ranks as a supervisor, superintendent and manager, Mike excelled at both the Mail Processing and Delivery & Customer Service sides of the business.

Mike’s early years in management were largely connected to the Boston Post Office. Among the positions he held were Manager, Customer Services, Executive Postmaster for the Boston Post Office , Senior Manager, Distribution Operations and Manager, Distribution Operations.  These assignments were followed by promotions to the District Manager positions for the Massachusetts and Southeast New England District.  Since April 2014, Mike Powers held the position of District Manager for the Greater Boston District. 

Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 15.pdf


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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