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.


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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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September 12, 2016

Where has the summer gone?

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.