February 8, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Nutley Hometown Heroes: Anthony Buccino, Local Author

Somehow I forgot about this piece that ran mid-2016

Nutley Hometown Heroes: Anthony Buccino, Local Author

When it comes to documenting the history and culture of the Belleville-Nutley area, locals are lucky that they have Anthony Buccino.

By Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff  | Updated 

February 6, 2018

UN Garden Restoration in Nutley, NJ

Last summer, preparing for his guided walk through Nutley parks, Anthony Buccino was again reminded of the efforts put in several years back by an eager Eagle Scout candidate and his friends, family, and other volunteers.

Buccino recounts Tyler Huey's efforts toward his Eagle Scout project and the the way the UN Garden in Nutley was cleared, cleaned and restored ... for a while, anyway:

UN Garden Restoration, Nutley, NJ - 2009 - Eagle Scout Project by Tyler Huey




It's not the first time Buccino wrote about the UN Garden, one of Nutley's hidden treasures. UN Gardens was published in the underwhelming 2010 collection Yountakah Country - A Poetic View of Nutley Old and New

Two photos of the UN Garden appear in NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS.

UN GARDENS
A short walk from the gazebo
in the park where the Yanticaw Creek
splits with the grass 
and bridges in the middle, 
you'll come across stones
laid decades back 
in hopes of peace and love.
Long ago the stones
and the bushes, too,
we suppose, flourished.
But since those days,
whenever they were, 
the gardens have gone fallow
like the promise of peace and love
- by Anthony Buccino/Yountakah Country. 2010

February 5, 2018

Backlist Fall Off

New copies of these titles may no longer be available.


CANNED booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, ...

One Morning in Jersey City

Retrieving Labrador Days, dog tales in prose and verse

Sixteen Inches on Center

Sometimes I Swear In Italian

Voices on the Bus, Train, Subway, and in My Head

Yountakah Country, a Poetic View of Nutley Old and New


Other titles available here 
and here

February 3, 2018

Sloan Rose the Miracle Baby



What a delight to write the story of miracle baby Sloan Rose. Her mom fought off cancer twice and was told not to expect children but then miracle baby Sloan Rose surprised everyone: the doctors, the fertility clinics that turned away her parents. And her parents Michael and Amanda never lost their faith until they held this miracle baby in their hands.

Read the cover story and the other love stories in this issue of Clifton Merchant. 


'Sloan Rose is all smiles, sitting in daddy’s lap awaiting a bottle of fortified formula. Her tousled blond hair fights the directions mom’s comb gave it, Sloan smiles at everyone and no one. She appears tiny in the cleft of his huge hands. This is what it’s like to hold a miracle in your fingertips....'


January Anthony's World Update


January 2018
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Clifton Up & Comers

The January 2018 issue of Clifton Merchant Magazine published Anthony Buccino’s profiles about three young Cliftonites taking on the future. You can find the issue in stores throughout Clifton, or online.

NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS - In Plain View
Now available in print only, Anthony Buccino’s second photo book, NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS In Plain View. It’s volume one in a series of photo collections to showcase the all-around beauty and some of the history of the northern New Jersey township of Nutley. NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS is Buccino’s sixth Nutley book.

Book Projects
Last summer, Anthony Buccino issued the print edition of Jersey City Snapshots. The ebook was first published in 2012.

Anthony’s research continues on Nutley Notables Volume 2, the follow up to Nutley Notables. Another secret project involves research into murder, mayhem and major crime in a safe Jersey town. And, in the meantime, Buccino is curating photos for Snapshots volume two.

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

A Father's Place, an Eclectic Collection
American Boy, Pushing Sixty
Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War
Belleville Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
CANNED booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, ...
Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey - Collected writings
Jersey City Snapshots
Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here, Anymore and other essays
Nutley Notables - The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Nutley, N.J.
Nutley Snapshots - In Plain View, vol. 1
Nutley Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
One Morning in Jersey City
Rambling Round, Inside and Outside at the Same Time
Retrieving Labrador Days, dog tales in prose and verse
Sister Dressed Me Funny
Sixteen Inches on Center
Sometimes I Swear In Italian
This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter
Voices on the Bus, Train, Subway, and in My Head
Yountakah Country, a Poetic View of Nutley Old and New

ICYMI (In case you missed it):

Social Media
Anthony continues to shoot photographs here, there and everywhere. There’s a Facebook page. He also created Facebook groups Nutley photos, old and new,  You Know You’re From Belleville and You Know You’re From Nutley, and other groups.

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.

Voices of Nutley
Anthony Buccino, Preserving Nutley’s Place in History, an interview, was published in the Voices of Nutley site by NutleyKia.

Walk and Talk with the Author
Anthony Buccino led the successful Walk & Talk through Nutley parks in July. Anthony discussed Nutley history, the Nutley Sons Honor Roll, and growing up near these parks in the 1960s. Many of the views along the walk revisit photos in NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS.

Did you know Buccino created and maintained web sites for Nutley Historical Society and the Kingsland Manor for more than a dozen years? That helped him talk history on the Walk and Talk.

Well, that’s it for this issue of Anthony’s World Update
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September 22, 2017

September Anthony's World Update

As promised, we’ll be short and post only when there’s news to share.

NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS - In Plain View
During the summer Anthony Buccino completed his second photo book, NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS In Plain View. Volume one in a series of photo collections to showcase the all-around beauty and some of the history of the northern New Jersey township of Nutley. This book is available only in print. Nutley Snapshots is Buccino’s sixth Nutley book.

Voices of Nutley
Anthony Buccino, Preserving Nutley’s Place in History, an interview, was published in the Voices of Nutley site by NutleyKia.

Walk and Talk with the Author
Anthony Buccino led the successful Walk & Talk through Nutley parks in July. Nearly two dozen walkers joined him for a refreshing walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back while Anthony discussed Nutley history, the Nutley Sons Honor Roll, and growing up near these parks in the 1960s. Many of the views along the walk revisit photos in NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS.
Did you know Buccino created and maintained web sites for Nutley Historical Society and the Kingsland Manor for more than a dozen years? That helped him talk history on the Walk and Talk.

Belleville Sons Honor Roll
July wrapped up our individual sign dedications to the Belleville servicemen who died while in service. We had great turnouts from family and friends of these soldiers and sailor: Edward J. Zuczek; Raymond DeLuca; Giavanni Bocchino; Nicholas Del Grosso; and Frank H. Metzler. At these events, many family members present additional information, news clippings and family photos of the servicemen. We try to include this new information when we update our Belleville Sons web site and the print and ebook editions Belleville Sons Honor Roll.

The Belleville and Nutley sons began more than 15 years ago, to identify and remember the fallen soldiers from Belleville and Nutley, 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 thanks for all their help and support with the dedications go out to Belleville Historical Society President Michael Perrone, the group’s members, local veterans groups, Belleville Councilman Kevin Kennedy and Belleville Board of Ed trustee Tom Grolimond.

Book Projects
Earlier this summer, Anthony Buccino issued the print edition of Jersey City Snapshots. The ebook was first published in 2012.
Anthony is juggling book projects. Besides updating both Sons books, research continues on Nutley Notables Volume 2, the follow up to Nutley Notables. Another secret project involves research into murder, mayhem and major crime in a safe Jersey town. And, in the meantime, Buccino is curating photos for Snapshots volume two.

Social Media
Anthony continues to shoot photographs around town during his walks and on field trips. There’s a Facebook page for that, where he’s posted more than 1,000 photos in the past year. He also created a Facebook group for Nutley photos, old and new. He also is the admin at You Know You’re From Belleville and You Know You’re From Nutley and other 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.


September 14, 2017

Anthony Buccino, Preserving Nutley’s Place in History


Anthony Buccino has made a name for himself chronicling the history of Nutley and the people who have lived in this town through books, photography and even social media. Hear more about his story and in this week’s Voices of Nutley! 

Read the rest of the interview here.