Lake Avenue Story by Joan Gronowski

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"Once again, I have been called to News12 offices to address a press release I issued and, once again, it did not make it to the Yonkers Edition.

"This was an extremely important story and one which has been crying out for attention in a North Yonkers neighborhood which has been slowly dying.

"I understand that the mayor rules the roost in this city and it is truly a shame that something this important has been buried under a bushel.

"Unfortunately, the residents who called the meeting knew I was issuing a press release and knew I was being interviewed by News12 reporters.  It is unfortunate that no coverage was provided. 

"Several police representatives have seen my release on the Yonkers Tribune site, pretty much the only avenue of reportage in Yonkers, and have offered to assist me in this regard.

"News12 seems to think that having a weather report every other topic is more significant.  I won't trouble you with future press releases."

Joan Gronowski is the Yonkers City Councilmembership represents the 3rd District.

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  1. Anyone who is bothering to pay attention recognizes the attroucious decline in the lake avenue area.Even the Mayor’s so called political operative (J the F) knows the area is in decline. So Joan you continue to whine,and ignore the ignore the snap, crackle, and pop coming from the third floor at City Hall. If the people of Yonkers knew what the J of F has cost us since the day the Mayor decided to endorse him against the wises of the Powers in Albany

  2. OMG…JUST HEARD THAT THERE ARE EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO BREAK THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST FOR FIREFIGHTERS TO GET TO THE FIANCEE OF BILL REGAN’S DAUGHTER WHO IS AS YET UNREACHABLE….WHERE ARE THE FEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. To 0906: listen you sign up today for the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce and the next day you will have an award as the best in Yonkers for whatever-what a joke.

  4. Jeanine Rose won many awards, who the hell was she competing with Ted Baxter? Besides, the Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and Snooze 12 are all one big circle jerk.

  5. OMG anon at 8:17
    you’re kidding, right? Judging merit by a Chamber of Commerce award??!!!?? The chamber, owned by Martinelli and Kevin Cacace??? as Joan Rivers would say, GROW UP

  6. Pasha, How can you say he is a good mayor? Millions given to friends and family the city is a train wreck, Protecting the BOE , Loans to SFC, N-Vally, Yonkers baseball, no police vests……You want to blame a few bumbs on the street. Did you ever hear the saying “Shit flows down hill” look who is at the top.

  7. Now just a thought…the police precinct is just a couple blocks away from Lake Avenue. Did anyone think to call the cops to deal with the problem? Or were they waiting for the bommunist in the White House to come save them? Maybe if he makes a speech…..
    One of the things Amicone and the police have done was set up a task force for the Nodine Hill area, which had terrible problems. It still needs work, but it is much better now. But if no one wants to talk to the cops, just how do you expect anything to get done?
    That whole area used to be a decent though inexpensive neighborhood–you could walk around at night safely. Time to stop giving taps on the wrist to gangbangers and drug dealers.
    Maybe we need to import Guiliani–he did a good job with Times Square, squegee men and the NYC schools.

  8. Look Janine Rose has won many awards and she was reconized by our Chamber of Commerce as the Best of Local NEWs. Now how can you argue with that.

  9. Amicone is a good mayor, but he needs to cut more city cara and stop the waste of taxpayer money on movies downtown that those who pay for them don’t go to see. Getty Square is still disgusting, the bus stops smell like urine all the time. I know the people who do it aren’t reading this, but it shows what you’re dealing with with—and we shouldn’t be rewarding it with taxpayer paid for housing and etc.
    It’s long past time to cut taxes and cut spending and stop wasting taxpayers money on things that derelicts urinate on and destroy. And it’s time people got busy and did what needs to be done instead of expecting government to steal what other people work for.

  10. Well, I can’t afford cable since you all tax me to death so non working people can have cable and cell phones. Having lived her a long time, I’ve seen Lake Avenue and that whole area degenerate to the point where everyone I knew moved out.
    But it seems to be coming back. The new Dunkin Donuts at the bottom is a hopping place and the crew is wonderful.
    But people make the neighborhood–they have to clean up their own trash and teach their kids not to throw trash around. Parents have to be aware of what their kids are doing and where they are at all times.

  11. Well, when News 12 covers a story, they puff drama into nothing, “Can you bulleeeve it! This man did NOT take out the garbage at all today and NOW the whole block is upset with him!” Ugh, no, the whole block doesn’t watch the guy and his garbage but you said so. Hmmmm.
    And another thing, I’ve noticed that all the anchor women have large, um, bra sizes. That’s not the case with the anchor women in Manhattan. What does this mean?

  12. Mary Calvi was smart, and moved on from news 12. Now she is a big time player with NYC tv. Her only downside is that shes married to Mikey. Jeannine and Conneybear are going nowhere fast.

  13. Good point Dumb News! What the hell is her problem with Indian Point? I guess she thinks that studio runs on Evian Mineral Water. What a dope.

  14. Joan if you want News 12 to cover you,stand up in front of the Indian Point nuclear plant with the same 5 or 6 protesters who are on News 12 every week.

  15. It’s time for Jeanine Rose to retire, move on or just get lost. She becomes glued to a story and does not know when to let go. How long has she been covering that Taconic Pkwy. story or the murder in the Rye Town Hilton? She turns these stories into a mini series. This would be funny, if we were not paying for this service. I think it is time that people start to contact the corporate office of Cablevision and register complaints.
    P.S.
    Does anyone know what her jounalism credentials are?

  16. to catnmouse
    you know, i think you are right. I believe she is an angry woman with an agenda. Before it was getting justice for herself. Now she is fighing for and has been since taking office, her district.

  17. first of all to the St. Joan basher…in a strong mayor form of government, at least “whining and comlaining” has brought attention to important issues that this mayor could care less about. And, as mentioned earlier, she could have just sat out her term under a dictator of a mayor, filing her nails, running around shopping and taking vacations in city cars (she didn’t take one, by the way) and more or less just whiling away the hours, like the political hacks hired by this mayor through the 14 years he has been in Yonkers government (you are one of them my friend or one of their relatives I a sure.)
    Moreover, Gronowski has been involved in Yonkers government and politics since the 1970s, having been around before any of her collagues, and practically single-handedly won a lawsuit – not a settlement – against the city of YOnker for their unconstitutional acts. Doesn’t sound like someone who needs a mentor at this late stage of her life or any tourguide around the cesspool which is the City of Yonkers. But, should it have been Annabi, she, like Joan did in her primary, Annabi just creamed the Democratic Party in not only Yonkers but the county. She almost beat an Hispanic incumbent – a SIX YEAR INCUMBENT – in a race in a district CREATED for an Hispanic candidate. Simply put, Annabi wiped the floor with him.

  18. Joan.
    Excellent. Please continue to tell the REAL TRUTH. News 12 hides and protects BlAmicone while they beat up on the little guy.
    They are not real journalists, they do not investigate but regurgitate (especialy the nonsense of Dave Simpson – what a joke)and they do not tell the entire story ever.
    THEN WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO HAVE A “WEEK IN REVIEW SEGMENT” WTF!?!
    Please continue to expose the truth. Amicone is a little cowardly rat hiding behind that beard and comb-over.
    We love you Joan!!!
    Get your shit together Janine. these is journalism not PBS Kids.
    Connybear and his singsony ridiculous wnnabe anchor man BS. He should have been in the movie Anchor Man.

  19. Don’t worry Joan. They will start paying attention when they realize that you are a whining, do-nothing legislator who only complains about issues without ever solving them. Just like your political mentor and BFF, Sandy Annabi. That’s when the press starts to pay attention.
    Two more years to whine and complain, and then you’re out. Enjoy your time in the blender.

  20. JOAN WHY DONT YOU CALL A REAL NEWS STATION LIKE WCBS OR WNBC OR FOX OR WABC OR EVEN PIX
    T5HEY ARE NOT SCARED TO REPORT THE NEWS BECAUSE THEY HAVE REAL REPORTERS NOT LIKE THE JACKASSES AT SNOZE 12 WESTCHESTER
    AND IF I WANTED TO SEE THE WEATHER I WOULD TURN ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL I FOR ONE DONT MISS NEWS 12 I HAVE DIRECT TV

  21. Snooze 12, as it is known, couldn’t find a news story if you hit them on the head with it. They have been fed many a great story but pass it over for their own version of the truth. They eat, shoot and leave every event after 10 minutes they do their spiel. Very often they miss the most important part of the event or the staged fight or row that breaks out. They are the news and more often or not it’s all about them and their hair do’s and that’s it.
    Ya have to wonder what pressure is applied from Yonkers. Don’t forget they still haven’t had their franchise agreement renewed in the game that is Yonkers. Remember the Mayor hates any form of press criticism so you have to wonder does city haul make threats to them in the form of, if you do a nasty story the Mayor won’t do an on camera again. It happens just ask around. It still does not let them off the hook. Many a story they have gotten completely wrong and just repeated it. Scary
    Good on Joan for calling them out on it. They still won’t be able to find the news in the future.

  22. the the schmuck at 3:37
    How dumb can you possibly be? Rather than just sitting back for a four-year term collecting a paycheck, with the worst mayor in Yonkers’ history, she IS trying to actually have some positive effect in government, regardless of a strong mayor form of government. Moreover, if you relegate the blight and crime and desperate straights of the people in the Lake Avenue vicinity to a mere media sound bite, you are even more of a simpleton than you appear to be.

  23. the press releases still hit this site Joan, its still a way to get the word out. Keep em comming for whatever they are worth.
    Its obvious the Mayor hates them

  24. This is why I have satellite TV, I dont need to bother with cablevisions select practices. I do buy the JN however, not to read but it makes great cat litter when shredded!

  25. Joan,
    Good for you.
    When the general media chooses to selectively ignore a city council representative and the people they are in business to serve, and deliberately obfuscate or bury issues—they are as corrupted as the political process that feeds them.
    It will be their unraveling.
    Thank for your efforts to expose nonsense for what it is.

  26. JEEZE. This babe has no idea what being a councilperson under a strong Mayor actually means. If you hate it so much here, do us a favor and just quit. In the interim, how about you stop with the Chuck Schumer crap and cut out the media seeking missile act, OK? Most people in the City don’t require hourly updates on your activities. Learn to STFU already.

  27. News 12 loves their special topics they beat to death, weather w joe reo and commericals. janine rose needs a wardrobe change and Conneybear is so predictable with his pitches. For a new station that has been around for a couple of decades now, its still looks so budgety and lame.
    They only go after the big headlines, kinda like the journal news does

  28. It’s very true. Snooze 12 puts on about as many weather reports as the Weather Channel does. It’s pathetic.
    One thing should be very clear by now –Janine “Ramblin’ Rose” has NO news judgment whatsoever.

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