August 3, 2017

Buccino to lead Walk & Talk in Nutley Parks

NUTLEY, N.J. -- Leaving his keyboard and camera for a brisk morning walk, local author Anthony Buccino will lead the Walk and Talk through Nutley parks on Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 20, 2017. 

Enjoy a refreshing three-mile roundtrip walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market, Municipal Parking Lot 1, William St. and Franklin Ave., through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back. 

A Nutley resident for four decades, Buccino and will talk at brief intervals about Nutley history, the Nutley Sons honored throughout the Memorial Parks, Nutley notables, the Kingsland Manor, the Vreeland House, and growing up near these parks in the good old days he’s written about in several of his books. Folks who want to only walk are encouraged to do so at the risk of missing out on historic tidbits. 

The author has just published his fifth book about town, Nutley Snapshots In Plain View, volume one of nearly 200 photos around the township. His other books include Nutley Notables, Nutley Sons Honor Roll, Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War and Yountakah Country. Copies are available online. Bring along your copies of his book for him to sign at the end of the walk. 

RSVP on Meetup or just meet at the Greenutley tent at 8:15 a.m., for this scenic 3-mile loop through our Nutley parks. 

Formed in 2008, Greenutley is the Township of Nutley’s Go Green Committee comprised of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, representatives from all five township departments and community members. The committee is currently under the auspices of Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public Works. 

Through education, events, and activities, Greenutley is raising awareness of the importance of green choices in our everyday lives and providing simple, effective ways for each of us to contribute to the sustainability of our community and our planet, including saving energy, recycling and reducing waste, eating local/organic food, and reducing pollution.

July 30, 2017

NEW BOOK: Nutley Snapshots - In Plain View

Nutley Snapshots – In Plain View
By Anthony Buccino

Volume one of a series of photo collections to showcase the all-around beauty and some of the history of the northern New Jersey township of Nutley.

Full Color on White paper; 126 pages

Now available in paperback

July 6, 2017

Anthony's World - Summer 2017

Summer 2017

1.    Belleville Sons Honor Roll
July wraps up our individual sign dedications to the Belleville servicemen who died while in service. Please join us at one or both of these scheduled events in Belleville, N.J:

JULY 8, 2017
Edward J. Zuczek, 11 a.m., Gless Ave. at Meacham St., Killed in Peacetime; 
Raymond DeLuca, 11:30 a.m., Meacham St. at Memphis Ave., KIA Vietnam.

JULY 15, 2017
Giavanni Bocchino, 10 a.m., Lake St., KIA WWII; 
Nicholas Del Grosso, 10:30 a.m., Mt. Prospect Ave. at Belleville Ave., KIA WWII; 
Frank H. Metzler, 11 a.m., Joralemon St. at Reservoir Place, KIA WWII

The project that began more than 15 years ago, to identify and remember the fallen soldiers from Belleville, N.J., is having long-term effects. In nearly two years, Belleville has dedicated more than two dozen street signs to fallen soldiers from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and the Cold War.

Our research continues as we learn more about these Belleville Sons from their families at street sign dedications. Order your updated Belleville Sons Honor Roll.

2.   Walk and Talk with the Author
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 20, 2017 – Anthony will lead the Walk & Talk through Nutley parks. 

Enjoy a refreshing walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back while Anthony discusses Nutley history, the Nutley Sons Honor Roll, and growing up near these parks in the 1960s and the good old days he’s written about in Greetings From Belleville, and his other books. Bring along your copies for him to sign. Some books will be available for purchase on site.

3.    Nutley Sons Honor Roll
Our research continues on 140 fallen Nutley Sons. Check out the latest in edition of Nutley Sons Honor Roll.

4.    Book Projects
Anthony is juggling book projects. One project is Nutley Notables Volume 2, the follow up to Nutley Notables. Another project involves research into murder, mayhem and major crime in a safe Jersey town.

5.    Other Stuff
Anthony continues to shoot photographs around town during his walks. There’s a Facebook page for that. He also created a Facebook group for Nutley photos, old and new. He also moderates Belleville and Nutley groups.

Well, that’s it for this issue of Anthony’s World Update. Follow Anthony’s World on Facebook and Twitter. For anyone who’s read this far, check out this page of links where you can read many of Anthony’s online pieces.


Don’t forget, Anthony’s books are all available on Amazon.

April 3, 2017

Anthony's World - Spring Update

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1.    Belleville Sons Honor Roll
The project that began more than 15 years ago, to identify and remember the fallen soldiers from Belleville, N.J., is having long-term effects. In the past 13 months, Belleville has dedicated 21 street signs to fallen soldiers from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and the Cold War.

In 1999, the Belleville Liberty war memorial had a partial list of soldiers, sailors and Marines lost in service. In 2005, using the names of the fallen discovered in Buccino’s research, the town added more than 150 names, where there had been none, to its Belleville Veterans Memorial on Union Avenue.

Our research continues as we learn more information about these Belleville Sons from their families as we prepare to dedicate street signs in their memory. We have been using digitized military records, where available to enhance information on our web site and in updated print editions of Belleville Sons Honor Roll – Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom.

Additionally, Belleville street signs dedicated to honor the sacrifice of three town police officers and a fire captain killed in the line of duty were unveiled in November.

2.    Nutley Sons Honor Roll
Don’t tell anyone yet, but we are continuing in our effort to work with the powers-that-be in Nutley to dedicate streets signs for the 140 fallen Nutley Sons.  These signs would be based on research for Nutley Sons Honor Roll – Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom.

3.    Book Projects
You may be aware Anthony is juggling three book projects. One project is Nutley Notables Volume 2, the follow up to Nutley Notables - The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey. Another project involves research into murder, mayhem and major crime in a typical north Jersey town. And the third book is that Mosquito Man book simmering on a back burner.

4.    Other Stuff
Anthony continues to shoot photographs around town during his walks. There’s a Facebook page for that. He also created a Facebook group for Nutleyphotos, old and new. He also moderates Belleville and Nutley groups.

Anthony also maintains the websites and Facebook groups for Kingsland Manor and the Nutley Historical Society.

Don’t forget, books make great gifts for moms, grads, and dads. Anthony’s books are all available on Amazon.

Well, that’s it for this issue of Anthony’s World Update. Follow Anthony’s World on Facebook and Twitter. For anyone who’s read this far, check out this page of links where can read many of Anthony’s online pieces and perhaps pique your interest in one of his books you haven’t yet read.


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April 2, 2017

Jersey City Snapshots now in Paperback



Cherry Blossom Press announces the first print edition of Jersey City Snapshots by Anthony Buccino.

The collection includes more than 200 color snapshots of Jersey City, New Jersey, from Pavonia/Newport to Paulus Hook, from Grundy Park to Grove Street, along the Hudson River from the Colgate clock to Exchange Place, Harborside, and through neighborhoods that have no names.

These photos bring you up close to New Jersey's second-largest city, its building boom and its broken ground.

Buccino, the writer who worked and walked these streets for nearly ten years, leaves words behind and speaks through the camera lens.

We see the commonplace wildlife, the glimmering structures and the grandeur of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and the memorials erected in Jersey City.


This collection is ideal for fans of Jersey City, and folks who've always wanted to visit.

Available on Kindle, Amazon

March 31, 2017

Revised Edition - Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War


Cherry Blossom Press announces the revision of Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War - a Brief History by Anthony Buccino.

The 2017 revision is noted by a new cover on the paperback edition and extended biographies of some soldiers along with notes on famous Civil War veterans buried in Belleville's oldest cemeteries.

The book is a compilation of information documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley in the American Civil War. 

The text includes information on six local soldiers - three from Belleville and three from Nutley - killed in action in the War Between the States, plus information on the battle campaigns in which they gave their lives. 

Additional information in this brief history includes local participation in various New Jersey and other state militias.

Available in print and as an ebook on Amazon and Kindle

November 6, 2016

Anthony's World - update

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1.    Belleville Sons Honor Roll
The project that began more than 15 years ago, to identify and remember the fallen soldiers from Belleville, N.J., is having long-term effects.

In the past 13 months, Belleville has dedicated thirteen street signs to fallen soldiers from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and the Cold War.

If we look back at 1999, the Belleville Memorial had a partial list of the lost soldiers, sailors and Marines lost in service. In 2005, using the names of the fallen discovered in my research, the town added more than 150 names, where there had been none, to its Belleville Veterans Memorial on Union Avenue.

The research continues as we learn more information about these Belleville Sons from their families as we prepare to dedicate street signs in their memory.


SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016
Street naming for Capt. William A. Branch of Belleville, KIA in the Vietnam War. Washington Avenue and Overlook Avenue, Belleville, N.J. 11 a.m.


2.    Nutley Sons Honor Roll
Don’t tell anyone yet, but we are continuing in our effort to work with the powers-that-be in Nutley to dedicate streets signs for the 140 fallen Nutley Sons.

3.    Book Projects
You may be aware Anthony is juggling three book projects. One project is Nutley Notables Volume 2.
Another project involves research into murder, mayhem and major crime in a typical north Jersey town.
And the third book is that Mosquito Man book simmering on a back burner.

4.    Other Stuff
Anthony continues to shoot photographs around town during his walks. There’s a Facebook page for that.

He also created a Facebook group for Nutleyphotos, old and new. He also moderates Belleville and Nutley groups.

Anthony also maintains the websites and Facebook groups for Kingsland Manor and the Nutley Historical Society.

Don’t forget, books make great holiday gifts. Anthony’s books are all available on Amazon.

Well, that’s it for this issue of Anthony’s World Update

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