Reminder: AJP carrier delivery will begin Dec. 14


In our last issue, we announced that starting with the Dec. 14 issue, the Arizona Jewish Post is changing from mail to carrier delivery. Here’s a reminder — and a few new details.

Carriers for the Arizona Daily Star will handle the delivery, but you do not need to subscribe to the Star to have your Arizona Jewish Post delivered. If you live in the greater Tucson area or in Green Valley, you can expect a carrier to deliver the AJP to your home at about 6 a.m. on the Friday of publication.

If you plan to go on vacation, you may call the AJP at 319-1112 and give us the dates to stop and restart delivery.

Your AJP will come rolled up with a rubber band. On days with a chance of rain, it will be delivered in a plastic bag.

Carriers are happy to accommodate most special placement requests, such as placing the paper at your door instead of in your driveway. Call the AJP and we will pass along your requests to the Star.

We are confident this change will result in more reliable service, particularly as the U.S. Postal Service plans to close its Tucson distribution center and implement a two-day delivery standard nationwide, even for first-class mail.

However, there are bound to be a few kinks to work out during the first few weeks of carrier delivery. If you do not receive your AJP on a scheduled Friday morning, please call the AJP and we will arrange for a replacement copy to be delivered. Please be sure to call the AJP at 319-1112, not the Arizona Daily Star.

Our publication dates for next month, when home delivery will start, are Dec. 14 and Dec. 28. The following issue will be Jan. 11, 2013, with an issue every two weeks through July 12, with the biweekly schedule resuming Aug. 16.

AJP subscribers who live outside of Tucson and those who use P.O. Box addresses will continue to receive the AJP by mail. Over the next several weeks we will be contacting local P.O. Box holders to ask if you’d like to provide a street address for home delivery — or you may call us. Since the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, our publisher, manages our circulation list, please be aware that changing your address for the AJP will change your address for all mail from the JFSA.

We’re excited about this change, which will get the AJP into most readers’ hands earlier than mail delivery. But we know you may have questions. Please feel free to call Phyllis Braun, executive editor, or Leah Richter, office manager, at 319-1112.