November 6, 2016

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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.

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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. 

May 9, 2016

Buccino Enjoyed The Goods at TCNJ

Had a wonderful time speaking with the writers' club INK on Saturday, April 23, at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. We should do this again. 

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.