Peter Giuffra

Montclair’s Elvis lives on, but his Fourth of July van is departing
Montclair’s Elvis lives on, but his Fourth of July van is departing
There may be a “Mess of Blues” from Montclair locals come this Fourth of July. Lifelong resident Peter Giuffra is retiring his famous Elvis van from Montclair’s annual parade, and he’s getting it compacted. He bought the van in 1992 for his landscaping business and is retiring it because, he said, it’s become dangerous to use.   “I've had it for 30 yea...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5
Focus on fighting poverty to beat achievement gap Poverty and resulting lower socioeconomic status — not racism in Montclair or its schools — remain the primary cause behind our local racial education achievement gap. Instead, we’ve spent way too much time of late finger pointing to “racism” here as the main cause and needed fix.  That was particularly tr...
Letters to the editor, May 9
Letters to the editor, May 9
Ode to Vincent Tango Montclair’s soul feels hurt with the passing of my friend, Vinny Tango! His love and dedication to Montclair High School and the town were legendary. From his paintings of so many Montclair scenes to his many Letters to the Editor, first to the Montclair Times, and currently to the Montclair Local, he did much for the community he loved so dearly. A...

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