ZIP codes from the horse's mouth (was Re: listener supportedradio...)
Thu Mar 15 14:22:09 EST 2007
No your confused. The Nonantum Post office is Watertown street right in "The
Lake" in Newton. Your thinking of the NewTown post office which is on
Gayland Street in Watertown near Direct Tire. That is Watertown though the
street does become Centre street a few feet further bat that would be Newton
Corner not Nonantum.
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Subject: Re: ZIP codes from the horse's mouth (was Re: listener
Others I can think of are Newtonville, Newton Upper Falls, and Newton Center
(or is that Centre; Centre St, the main drag through Newton Center or Newton
Centre, is definitely spelled with an re). I don't think Nonantum is in
Newton--at least as far as the Postal Service is concerned. To my surprise,
the USPS seems to consider Nonantum to be part of Watertown, regardless of
what the people who live in the neighborhood think. The branch post office
for Nonantum is on Centre St (or what I believe to be Centre St) in
Watertown, maybe 100' from the Newton line, but I believe that most of the
residences in the neighborhood known as Nonantum are in Newton.
Of course, to add to the confusion, the name of Centre St changes to Galen
St in Watertown, but I don't know whether the name changes right AT the
city/town line or whether the street that is known as Galen St closer to
Watertown Sq is officially Centre St for at least several blocks in
Watertown--including the block on which the Nonantum P.O. is situated. (I
think that's the case, but I'm not sure.) Since confusion of this sort seems
to have originated in the UK, and this is, after all, NEW England, I guess
situations of this sort are to be expected. In much of England, I don't
think they even have house numbers, but the houses have names. Relatives of
my late wife lived in Gleeb House.
Dan Strassberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: "John Francini" <email@example.com>
To: "Ric Werme" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Dan Strassberg" <email@example.com>;
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: ZIP codes from the horse's mouth (was Re: listener supported
> And this is missing several of the "Newtons" as well. What about...
> West Newton, Newton Corner, Newton Center, Newton Lower Falls -- and
probably a couple more I'm forgetting...
> On Thursday, March 15, 2007, at 01:42PM, "Ric Werme"
> >> I'm pretty sure that Newton is also in 024. Can someone confirm?
> >http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp is the oracle. There are also
> >options to get ZIP+4 for particular addresses.
> >I don't fully understand the first result, but all the matches are in
> >the 024 region:
> >02456 (NEWTON, MA IS NOT ACCEPTABLE - USE NEW TOWN) (PO BOX)
[What is Special Cases? ]
> >02466 (NEWTON, MA IS NOT ACCEPTABLE - USE AUBURNDALE) [What is
Special Cases? ]
> >02467 (NEWTON, MA IS NOT ACCEPTABLE - USE CHESTNUT HILL) [What is
Special Cases? ]
> >02468 (NEWTON, MA IS NOT ACCEPTABLE - USE WABAN) [What is Special
> >02495 (PO BOX) [What is Special Cases?]
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