NewsHealthPoliticsHospital extension delay leads to call for changes in planning processBy Staff Reporter – September 10, 2018 1189 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Awful first half costs Munster as Glasgow claim Pro14 winNext articleLimerick Lifestyle with Olivia O’Sullivan – Girls day out with a difference Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Advertisement Deputy Joe Carey who is calling for a change in the planning process for major public service projects.Photo: Yvonne VaughanA CALL to have planning applications for major public service projects bypass local authorities and be dealt with directly by An Bord Pleanala has been made after it emerged that a €14million extension to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) will be delayed because of a planning appeal lodged by a local resident.Clare TD Joe Carey has written to Planning Minister Damien English asking that public service developments should not be delayed or jeopardised by individual objections to planning permission granted by local councils.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He explained that construction on the 60-bed unit which was being provided to reduce overcrowding at UHL will be delayed by an appeal made by Joe McNamara of Woodlawn Drive, Dooradoyle to An Bord Pleanala against last month’s decision by Limerick City and County Council to grant planning approval to the development.Mr McNamara’s appeal will delay the final grant of permission for up to six months or prevent it from proceeding altogether.Deputy Carey explained that the emergency department at UHL, which serves Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary, is the most consistently overcrowded in the country with 969 patients on hospital trolleys last month, which was the highest number in the country.He said that while he had no wish to deprive people of their right to appeal against planning decisions, giving An Bord Pleanala the right to deal directly with applications for major public service projects would streamline the process and allow people have their views considered without compromising the public interest.“Management at UHL say that the 60 single patient en-suite rooms would help to improve patient comfort, safety, privacy and dignity and assist with the management of infection control in the hospital. The new rooms would also increase bed capacity and improve patient flow across the hospital,” Deputy Carey explained.In his appeal, Mr McNamara stated that it was inappropriate to seek planning permission for a building and car-parks of this scale without a landscaping plan that would help alleviate the negative effects on the residential amenity.He explained that 11 major projects were carried out in the hospital over the past eight years and this represented a massive intensification of use of a facility in the middle of a residential district. He added that a master plan should be submitted to enable the assessment of how the block fits in with proposed and past developments on the site. Limerick on Covid watch list TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
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Dearborn Market, HolmdelDJ Luccarelli and his niece, Emily Lucarelli, marketing director for Dearborn Farms,.The family business is now in its fourth generation.Dearborn Market, Holmdel, formerly Dearborn Farms, is the Luccarelli family and has been since 1925. The land on the corner of Centerville Road and Route 35, was farmed by current marketing director Emily Luccarelli’s great grandfather, Frank Sr. and grandfather Dominick.Frank Luccarelli , Emily’s dad, is the market’s president and oversees the operation with his brother DJ. Dearborn has been on the same site for 86 years and started its retail operation in the 1960s.The deli and greenhouses were added in the 1980s and the market continues to be a destination for fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, garden plants and supplies even as the farmland that dominated the Holmdel area turns into housing tracks, condominiums and commercial enterprises.“Besides our base produce, grocery, and baked goods day-in, day-out business, there are seasonal spurts,” Emily says, “with our garden center busy during the spring/summer growing season, and our gift business picking up during the holidays.”Dearborn also works closely with schools, clubs and groups who sell their homemade pies as fundraisers and have done so for years.What sets Dearborn apart, Emily says, is its Italian food and specialty items. It’s Italian sampler basket of non-perishable salami, cheeses and antipasto items is a popular item for locals and area residents who move out of state. It can be ordered and picked up in the store or ordered on-line as a present or even a gift to yourself.Emily smiles when she tells the story of a customer who moved to Seattle and could not get Dearborn Italian sausage they were accustomed to. “They called and begged us to ship the sausage,” Emily says; “ they would have even taken it frozen. But, “she continues, “we found a way to pack and ship overnight for them and they could not have been happier.”Dearborn has done catalogues and direct mail but finds, like Delicious Orchards and Sickles, word of mouth and repeat customers are the best advertising. Dearborn reaches out to its internet savvy customers through Facebook and Twitter and is in the process of a major upgrade to its website and on-line ordering.“Our new website will offer customers a lot more flexibility in what they order, how it is packaged and shipped,” Emily explains. “However, today,” she points out, “ Holmdel and the surrounding communities are pretty mature areas where shoppers are use to, and enjoy, traditional ‘go to the store’ shopping experiences. “It’s our job to maintain that side of the business,” she says, “and also to prepare for the future where web savvy customers want to order on-line and have their food or gift items delivered or shipped.”Website: http://www.dearbornmarket.com Story & Photos by Art PetrosemoloThree of Monmouth Country’s popular “farm markets” have made the transition to the 21st century big time. Behind the pies and produce, they have a strong web presence and are taking on-line orders from across the country, as well as communicating with customers through social networking platforms including Facebook and Twitter.These days, when most of us have friends and family spread across the globe, it’s nice to know that we can send them a taste of home with just a few clicks of the mouse.Sickles Market, Little SilverBob Sickles, Sickles Market, runs his family’s 103-year old specialty food market and garden center in Little Silver. The market sits on family land that dates back to a Kings Grant in 1663 and his dad, 84 is still working. He farms the land and the results – both fruits and vegetables – are sold in the market.Sickles went from a seasonal operation to year-round in the mid 1990s and added a new building to support its growth. It sells local produce, baked goods, gourmet groceries, meats, artisan cheese, flowers and gifts and, during the growing season, has a very large garden center.Some 130 employees keep Sickles a customer-focused store and Bob sees that both his sales people and managers are trained in service and empowered to make things right.To separate itself from the competition, Sickles likes to sell unique, local products both in the store and on-line. One of its recent successes is Mazi Piri-Piri hot sauce developed by a local chef Peter Mantas that was featured in Saveur magazine and on the magazine website.Bob recently returned from a buying trip to Italy and the market as well as the on-line store will feature many, non-perishable, authentic items from different parts of Italy including cookies, candies, olive oil and the like.“Business is still seasonal,” Bob says, “ but on-line sales, fresh produce, and the other unique offerings of the market, keep the operation busy during the slower times and allow me to maintain a trained staff year round.”James Davidson runs the Sickles on-line store and Jackie Hall, a recent edition to the team, oversees the market’s customer service program. “We have the greatest respect for Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor (MI),” Bob says, “and the way they go to market and service their customers with a variety of focused businesses. We learned a great deal from them that has been personalized for our operation.”On-line sales are still a small but a growing part of Sickles business and Bob emphasizes, “We are learning what makes sense for us. Our customers want unique items they cannot buy elsewhere and although the goods may not be the lowest in price, they recognize the ‘value’ and quality and that’s what keeps them coming back or ordering on-line.”Besides Bob’s dad who works every day, his mom handles the mail, brother Ted runs the nursery, daughter Tori does marketing and wife Leslie handles some gift sales. It’s just the way Sickles retail and on-line customers want it.Website: http://shop.sicklesmarket.comDelicious Orchards, Colts NeckBill McDonald, owner of Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck, met his wife when they worked for DO for the Barclay family as teens. Bob’s daughter Keri says once her dad got his hands on produce, he knew what he wanted to do. “You can still find him, most mornings, stacking tomatoes and talking to customers,” she says.Like Sickles and Dearborn, Delicious Orchards was a small farm stand at Eastmont (Route 537, Colts Neck). Owner Carroll W. Barclay began to move from its traditional farm, wholesale roots to a mix of wholesale and retail after WW II. He opened a small stand in 1959, built a 1200 foot site the following year and added three additions as business grew to its current size. The Barclay family (which still operates Eastmont Orchards) sold to a management team including Bill McDonald in the late 1970s. Bill’s partners retired during the last decade and Delicious Orchards is now all McDonald family owned and operated.Three of the McDonald children – Keri, Mike and Erin – on the job at Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck.Keri , who does some of the marketing and handles gift boxes and baskets, her sister Erin and brothers Chris and Mike are all part of the Delicious Orchards management. “We all worked here growing up; we went to college, came back and pretty much asked our dad if he would take us into the business,” Keri says. “This truly is a family run operation.”Some 200 employees keep Delicious Orchards running and it prides itself on high quality, no preservatives, baked or made on premise goods. People come from far and wide for the apple cider, pies, bread, cinnamon or powdered donuts and they leave the store with a lot more. More than 2.5 million people visit DO every year, many during the peak fall harvest months.DO has sold through catalogs since the 1980 and mailings reached their high in the early 1990s. “Increased cost of printing and postage has made mass catalog mailings impossible today,” Keri explains, “but the growth of the internet and on-line sales has taken up the slack.”“Food always has been a good gift or thank you,” she says, “for people who have just about everything. And, if they are quality goods, something remembered from their childhood, attractively packaged (box or basket) and wrapped, it continues to make an impression.”DO handles its on-line and catalog order fulfillment from the original Eastmont site employing a number of customer service and fulfillment people seasonally to meet order demand. DO communicates with its customer base through Facebook and Twitter and has made the transition to servicing a clientele with changing purchasing habits.Keri says that customers favor boxes rather than baskets in on-line ordering and lean toward assortments of fruits, cookies and brownies. The DO boxes are printed and wrapped with a special ribbon for presentation.Delicious Orchards is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season and recently printed its second cookbook with many traditional recipes used at the store for decades, some of which feature DO items exclusively.Website: http://www.deliciousorchardsnjonline.com
By John BurtonSHREWSBURY – The state Department of Environmental Protection is calling on area mayors and community groups to help stem the tide of contaminates in the Navesink River.With recent studies conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that indicate higher levels of contamination from bacterial matter, state environmental officials believe local government and community groups can play an important role in informing the public and curtailing the problem.“Water quality’s degrading on the upper portions of the Navesink,” warned Bob Schuster, chief of the DEP’s Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring, with researchers finding elevated levels of fecal coliform contamination. Based upon analysis of the data collected in the DEP studies, state officials have suspended any shellfish harvesting from 565.7 acres of the river area, downgrading it from restricted to prohibited in 2015, according to Schuster.Schuster, who was joined by DEP Assistant Commissioner Daniel M. Kennedy, made these observations to the Two River Council of Mayors which conducted a special summer meeting on Thursday Aug. 4, attended by environmental groups and others.DEP studies revealed higher levels of fecal coliform (CFU) in certain areas of the river, such as in Red Bank’s Oyster Point, and off of Maple and Chapin avenues. Researchers found high levels of domestic animal and wildlife signature as well as human signature contamination. In Middletown, in the area of Marion Lake and McClees Creek, there were higher levels of domestic and wildlife signature discharge.Along with that, Schuster explained after a rain event, the bacteria level readings were usually considerably higher.Around McClees Creek, Monmouth County inspectors looked at the site and found horse stall muckings and horse manure dumped on the water’s edge; those inspectors, Schuster said, found a horse farm in the immediate area, with state and county inspectors telling the farm owners they had to clean up the area and dispose of the animal waste in an approved manner.With the situation, Schuster advised the mayors and others “There are things that can be done.”Anthony V. CosentinoThe DEP will continue to monitor the situation and search for the source point pollution and are willing to work with local government, environmental and community groups. “We’re here to help going forward,” Schuster said.On the local level, state officials said, officials could help get the word out to the public about the situation. It would be helpful to stress to the public about cleaning up after dogs and other pets, and to be conscious of other sources of pollution that can easily make its way into storm drains and eventually water ways, Schuster pointed out.“There are things that can be done from a land use, planning perspective,” Kennedy added, with local government reviewing its requirements for impervious surfaces and storm water management for land development projects coming before local planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment.“There’s no one size fits all solution here, no magic bullet,” Kennedy acknowledged, but adding there are incremental steps that will improve the situation.“The main thing is no blame game here,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the environmental group Clean Ocean Action, stressing that pointing fingers at possible culprits is not the answer. “Just find it and fix it.”Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said the recently reformed Navesink River Municipalities Committee will play and an important role in educating the public.“I think a lot of this is common sense stuff. I think a lot of this is awareness,” said committee chairman Brian Rice, agreeing his committee will cooperate on education. “I think we can do a lot.”“The bottom line is,” Lucarelli pointed out, “if we get the source” and correct it, “the river can clean itself.”“There shouldn’t be a panic,” concerning using the water way for recreation, including fishing, Schuster stressed. And now the plan is to work with the local groups, he added.The Two River Council of Mayors will take up the issue at its regular September meeting and formulate a plan for moving forward, said Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who chairs the council.The Two River Council of Mayors is an informal group of elected officials representing 12 communities who meet monthly much of the year to discuss issues relevant to the region.