HOTLINE: Thursday, Dec. 18

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Fireworks Regulation
The limited use of seasonally legal fireworks begins on Dec. 24.  Phoenix Fire Prevention representatives will safely demonstrate which fireworks are permissible under the new law and which are not, as well as the dangers associated with their use. The penalty for selling, buying or using fireworks outside the permissible dates is a civil fine of $1,000. Use of fireworks on preservation land owned by the City of Phoenix is a Class 1 Misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine.  Fireworks of any kind are dangerous and the Phoenix Fire Department encourages folks not to use them.

Post Office Free Shipping Day
For added customer convenience, nine Valley Post Office locations will be open and offering full retail services both Sundays, Dec. 14 and 21:
Phoenix Main Post Office, 4949 E. Van Buren St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Ahwatukee Station, 11010 S. 51st St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Boulder Hills Station, 2550 E. Rose Garden Lane, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Cactus Station, 2901 E. Greenway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Maryvale Station, 4415 N. Maryvale Pkwy., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Osborn Station, 3905 N. 7th Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chandler Main Post Office, Boston St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goodyear Post Office, 401 W. Western Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surprise Branch, 14955 W. Bell Rd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Also, many Valley Post Offices have self-service kiosks available 24/7, where customers can buy postage and ship small- and medium-sized parcels using a debit or credit card. Among the locations in the metro area offering round-the-clock kiosk access are the following Post Offices: Chandler Andersen Springs Station, 1900 W. Carla Vista Dr.; Glendale Arrowhead Station, 19801 N. 59th Ave.; Mesa Main Post Office, 135 N. Center St.; Scottsdale Air Park Station, 8175 E. Evans Rd.; and Tempe South Station, 8205 S. Priest Dr.
www.usps.com
 
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