“somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose”

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“I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.”  

Yogi Berra

For years, I’ve been responsible for my older relatives.

In 2015, I was picking up my aunt from rehab at the West Caldwell retirement community where she still lives today, at age 100. As I walked into the phyiscal therapy room, there was 90 year-old Yogi Berra, who also lived there. He was weak and wheel chair bound, but working hard to stay in the game.

Later that year, Mr. Berra passed away, actually four years ago, yesterday, September 22.

Eventually, we all must leave the game. But before we do, we need to make sure our kids are safe and ready to take our place. And that means Lyndhurst must strive for better schools.

In the past few years, I haven’t agreed with “Chizzie” Vuono on much. But I do agree with “Chizzie” that we must be honest about our problems and work together when we can to put the “Kids First”.

Back in 2014, “Chizzie” Vuono said it best. School Board Trustee Stephen Vendola has failed our schools, and our kids. To quote “Chizzie” from back then, we must “acknowledge our shortcomings and address those issues head-on”.

Well said, Coach Vuono. Well said.

“Chizzie” Vuono knows Stephen Vendola is responsible for Lyndhurst’s failing public schools:

The outside panel of a 2014 Vuono campaign mailing
The inside panel of the same 2014 Vuono campaign mailing

“Chizzie” Vuono knows it’s time to take Stephen Vendola out of the game, because Lyndhurst needs to win again:

Anthony Dell ‘Aquila. For Lyndhurst’s Future.
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