It's been a while since we've posted any activity here. That doesn't mean we haven't been busy. Author Anthony Buccino has been delving knee-deep and more into research for his upcoming book on murder, mayhem and major crimes in a small north Jersey town to be named later.
Meanwhile, Buccino has been working since last September with Belleville Town Councilman Kevin Kennedy and Tom Grolimond to identify the addresses, locate family members and dedicate street signs to the Belleville Sons who paid for our freedom.
Streets have been dedicated in honor of Henry Benson, Arthur Burke, Frank Cancelliere, Roger Crowell, Richard Hayes, John Hoar, Glenn Nelson, Albert E. Pole, Donald Saunders, and John Verian.
In 2006, Buccino urged the Belleville council to name streets in the Essex Park development in honor of fallen Belleville sons. Streets were renamed in honor of named for Raymond De Luca, Carmine Olivo, Clatie Cunningham Jr. and William Hamilton. No formal ceremony was held within the gated community.
Further street dedications scheduled include Michael Flynn in September and Donald Murray in October.
Buccino has also begun to post photos from his vast archive on to a new Facebook page called, are you ready? Photography by Anthony Buccino. The photos are all over the block, literally and figuratively as he has shot choice photos while walking around his block and selected photos from his archives including daily commutes into the city, views of Jersey City and other travels here and there.
September 12, 2016
May 16, 2016
Nutley Notables - The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, N.J. (2014)
Jersey City Snapshots (2012)
Sometimes I Swear In Italian (2011)
CANNED booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, jobless, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed (2010)
Sixteen Inches on Center (2010)
American Boy, Pushing Sixty (2009)
One Morning in Jersey City (2008)
Sister Dressed Me Funny (1996)
Days You Knew Me (1976)
May 9, 2016
March 11, 2016
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.Directions
February 22, 2016
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.
February 14, 2016
|Pfc. John Hoar|
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
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.