March 11, 2016

Buccino Will Address INK at The Goods

The College of New Jersey in Trenton has invited author Anthony Buccino to speak to INK at its annual event, The Goods, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

The Goods is an all-day arts festival from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library auditorium that hosts poets, singers, and other talented individuals. Buccino will read at 7 p.m. 

INK is the creative writing group at TCNJ.


February 22, 2016

On the Anniversary of Iwo Jima

On the anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima, I want to honor the men from Belleville and Nutley who perished in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

Here, from the news reports of the day.

February 14, 2016

Belleville Renames Street for Fallen Vietnam War Hero

Pfc. John Hoar
The township of Belleville, N.J. honored Pfc. John Hoar by renaming Cleveland Street at Dow Street as Pfc. John Hoar Way. Hoar was 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam on Feb. 13, 1966.  

Anthony Buccino made brief comments about Pfc. Hoar who was the second young man from Belleville to die in Vietnam. Both young men were killed in action that week. Helder DaSilva was KIA on Feb. 7, 1966.

In September 2015, High Street at Van Houten Place was named in honor of Pfc. Donald Saunders who was killed in Vietnam May 12, 1969.

In 2006, seven street names in the new residential development at Essex Park on Franklin Avenue were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service. Streets were named for Raymond De Luca, Carmine Olivo, Clatie Cunningham Jr. and William Hamilton.

Much of the information leading to the stories of the young men from Belleville, N.J., who perished while in service was gathered from and/or inspired by the Belleville Sons Honor Roll project begun in 2002. 

That project led to the publication of Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom written and edited by Anthony Buccino with Andrea Buccino.

January 25, 2016

Nutley Notables gets new cover, more interior photos

2016 cover
Two pieces of author news. We've redesigned the cover of Nutley Notables and added some interior collages at the chapter headings. The revised paperback is available now at this link

We are currently working on a Kindle edition.

Also - if you're in Nutley, NJ, do check the latest copy of the local magazine Nutley Neighbors for a story about the author.

January 4, 2016

Does Bedford Falls = Nutley?

Here's one of two stories published recently that feature Anthony Buccino's view of the bridge seen in Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.

Does Bedford Falls = Nutley? by John Kampfe at Jerseywood.

One of the latest versions of the screenplay for the film was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Goodrich was born in Belleville and raised in neighboring Nutley, New Jersey.

Buccino is also cited in an article by Barry Lenson and published in the Nutley Neighbors magazine January issue. 
Read Buccino's review of The Real Nick and Nora - Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics by David L. Goodrich.

A Wonderful Town by Anthony Buccino.

December 16, 2015

Observer Anniversary of Nutley 'Notables'

Thanks again to Karen Zautyk 

for her write-up last year on Nutley Notables. 

Read the story online here Meet Nutley's 'Notables'

Here's how it began:

By Karen Zautyk 
Observer Correspondent 
NUTLEY – The prolific Anthony Buccino (15 books and counting) has just published his latest work: “Nutley Notables,” profiling more than 150 “Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Hometown.”
Included, of course, is Annie Oakley, whom everyone in Nutley knows once lived here. (Yes, outlanders, she did!)
Almost everyone in Nutley knows that this was the hometown of Martha Kostyra, now Martha Stewart.
But do you know about Frances Goodrich? Or Uncle Fred? Or Grumpy the Clown?
You can meet them, along with political leaders, military heroes, businessmen, scientists, athletes, artists, writers, et al., in the pages of “Nutley Notables.” And you may be surprised at the wide array of talents who called this tree-shaded town home. Or as Buccino describes Nutley: the kind of place “Norman Rockwell only dreamed of illustrating.” ...

Nutley Notables - blog 

Nutley Notables website

November 25, 2015

Private Reading at The College of New Jersey

INK, The College of New Jersey’s creative writing organization said The Goods event to be held in the spring will bring poet, historical writer and journalist Anthony Buccino to perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Buccino, who has been awarded for his journalistic blogs, is a local writer from Nutley, N.J., according to Friedman. She stressed that by bringing in a local writer, “we want to definitely showcase what is available for students outside of the College.”

More information.

Please note that there will be no The Goods this semester, as renovations to the Student Center starting in April make it impossible to book and use the Rathskellar.