January 27, 2015

Notables Talk Set for Nutley Museum on March 19


Nutley Historical Society
65 Church Street, Nutley NJ
7 PM Thursday, March 19

NUTLEY N.J. -- Local author Anthony Buccino will speak about his latest book, Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey, at the Nutley Historical Society meeting in March.

Buccino says Nutley Historical Society support was instrumental in bringing the Nutley Notables book to fruition.

The author has set aside for the Nutley Museum one volume for as many as possible of the Notables to sign and it will be archived in the museum's special collection.

Notables profiled in the book are invited to the talk and will be asked to autograph an archive copy for the museum. Anyone with copies of the book are also invited to collect Notables signatures, too.

More than one dozen Notables have already signed the copy and this special copy will be on hand at all Buccino's talks this year.

"The society was approached by a major publisher about the Legendary Locals of Nutley project and I volunteered to be the liaison between the group and the publisher," Buccino said.

"We compiled hundreds of photos from archives of the museum and the Nutley Public Library. The photos were scanned and submitted to the publisher who said the photo quality did not meet their standards," the author said.

"Well, by that time, I had put in a few months on the project and gathered research on so many fine people in town -- many I had never known but who had done amazing things -- that I decided to continue the project on  my own and publish it through Cherry Blossom Press," Buccino explained.

At the NHS meeting in March, Buccino will talk about the historical and current figures profiled in his new book and also solicit suggestions from attendees for notable Nutley profiles to include in volume two of the local history collection.

"This volume has about 200 Nutley notables profiled and I already have a list for volume two. That list is about six pages and I'm going to look up every name and see just how notable they are," Buccino said.

Have your copy signed and/or buy copies to have signed. PLUS We're inviting everyone profiled in the book to stop by and autograph their profile page.

We'll also have Buccino's books on hand copies for sale.

The event is free and open to the public. All members of the Nutley Historical Society are invited to attend.

Advance copies available on Amazon

January 20, 2015

Buccino Speaks to Old Guard on Friday

Local historian Anthony Buccino
will meet with the Old Guard
at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015

NUTLEY N.J. -- Local author Anthony Buccino will speak about his latest book, Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey, to the Nutley Old Guard at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 23, at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, N.J.

Buccino will talk about the historical and current figures profiled in his new book and also solicit from the crowd suggestions for notable Nutley profiles to include in volume two of the local history collection.

The author says he will ask more questions than he answers on Friday because of the immense local history the members of the Old Guard hold and share among themselves is enormous.

Buccino is aware that many Old Guard members personally knew many of the past century's Nutley notables. In fact, at least two Old Guard members are already Nutley Notables and are profiled in his new book. You'll just have to stop by the meeting to learn who they are.

Founded in 1947, the Nutley Old Guard is open to men 55 or older who are either retired or semi-retired. The purpose is to provide fellowship and activities, which enrich one’s life. There are no military, religious or political connections. They meet every Friday at the Parks and Recreation Department.

January 19, 2015

Nutley Notables autograph party a big success

The Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey book signing and autograph party held Sunday, January 18 at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes in Nutley was a resounding success despite ice road conditions earlier in the day.

More than one dozen of the folks profiled in the book were on hand to sign their pages for anyone who had a copy of the book.

The author has set aside for the Nutley Museum one volume for as many as possible of the Notables to sign and it will be archived in the museum's special collection.

Check out photos from the event here.

Read the inside view by Vicky Chalk in Over the Back Fence in the Nutley Sun.

January 14, 2015

Buccino Book Signing, Autograph Party on Sunday

A NEW BOOK FOR NUTLEY HISTORY LOVERS
Nutley Notables invited to afternoon group-autograph session at coffee clatch Sunday
NUTLEY, NJ – In a new twist to the author signing and book launch for his new bookNutley Notables, the Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey, local author Anthony Buccino is inviting all the people mentioned in the 200-plus pages of biographical sketches about Nutley people to come and sign their profile page at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes, 231 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, N.J.

Book Signing Autograph Party

January 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4:00pm
231 Franklin Avenue NUTLEY, NJ 07110

January 13, 2015

NYC Subway’s ‘Courtesy’ Campaign Against Manspreading

‘Dude, stop the spread!’ The New York Subway adverts that will bid to tackle the scourge of ‘manspreading’
  • Posters are aimed at men who spread their legs and hog space on trains 
  • Campaign will carry slogan: Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride 
  • More customers than ever are crowding onto New York underground trains 
  • As many as 6.1 million riders were used the Subway on a single day in 2014 


 If you ever commuted to work, you'll enjoy reading Anthony Buccino's latest collection "This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter" about the joys and follies of getting to and from work in the city using metropolitan public transit. 

 This Seat Taken - Notes of a Hapless Commuter by Anthony Buccino

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January 9, 2015

Buccino book signing in Nutley on Sunday, January 18

A NEW BOOK FOR NUTLEY HISTORY LOVERS
NUTLEY NOTABLES: THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MADE A MEMORABLE IMPACT
ON OUR HOME TOWN, NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY
BY ANTHONY BUCCINO

Nutley Notables invited to afternoon group-autograph session
at coffee clatch on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes

NUTLEY, NJ – In a new twist to the author signing and book launch for his new book Nutley Notables, the Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey, local author Anthony Buccino is inviting all the people mentioned in the 200-plus pages of biographical sketches about Nutley people to come and sign their profile page at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes, 231 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, N.J.

January 8, 2015

Nutley opinion: Author and his subjects to sign book

BY VICTORIA CHALK
NUTLEY SUN

I’ve received a few acknowledgements of my alleged worth over the years, ranging from applause for one of several bands I have sung in, or for a play I’ve been in or directed, to a couple of awards from the New Jersey Press Association for this column.

However, I am especially tickled to have been included in Anthony Buccino’s latest book, "Nutley Notables." Perhaps "notorious" would be a more accurate adjective for some of us being bestowed with this honor, so the term "notable" is flattering.

The book, one of more than 15 penned by Buccino, contains photos and biographies of almost 200 people who have somehow helped shape our little town during the years. All kinds of people can be found in its pages, including the famous and not so famous. ...