May 6, 2019

Buccino Will Honor D-Day Heros at 'Nutley At War' Film Screening


Nutley at War Film Screening & Discussion
7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019


NUTLEY NJ -- Township historians John Demmer and David Wilson will host a screening of Nutley at War, a 1942 film by the Nutley Defense Council that has not been shown in public since 2002. 

Recently restored footage in this forty-minute film will take you back in time when Nutley organized its citizens to prepare for enemy attacks. 

Scenes filmed throughout Nutley, familiar family names, interior and exterior views of old Nutley buildings, and a celebratory parade document the hard work and dedication of Nutley neighbors. Recently discovered material relating to the making and marketing of the film will also be shown.

Local author and historian Anthony Buccino will speak briefly about Nutley servicemen in the Normandy Invasion of Fortress Europe on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.

May 3, 2019

Buccino will add background to 100 year old parade film

Nutley 1918 - First Memorial Day Parade

Nutley author Anthony Buccino will provide home front and overseas background on WWI


NUTLEY, NJ -- Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Board of Commissioners announced plans for the Township’s 100th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade.  The parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Weather permitting, the Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony will start at 7:30 am at the VFW Post 493.  Following the Remembrance Ceremony, the Township will gather to honor Nutley’s fallen firefighters at the Public Safety Building at 10:30 am.  


The Memorial Day Parade opening ceremonies and welcome will begin at 11 am at the Park Oval.

The parade route is the same as previous years – Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue to Centre Street to Franklin Avenue, with the reviewing stage in front of JHW Middle School.  Rev. Jill Fenske will offer the prayer at the opening ceremonies and this year’s Grand Marshall is Edward Joseph Bennett.

“The Memorial Day Parade serves as a tribute to honor all of our U.S. service men and women who selflessly and valiantly gave their lives to protect our freedom and liberty,” said Mayor Scarpelli.

THURSDAY FILM PREMIER

The 100th Anniversary Memorial Weekend activities begin with the showing of  the 1918 Memorial Day Parade movie at 7 p.m. on Thursday May 23, at the Nutley Public Library.  

“Nutley 1918” is the earliest known motion picture shot in Nutley.  The film’s director and producer as one of America’s first female filmmakers, Katherine Russell Bleecker.

In addition to playing the film at the library NutleyHistorian John Demmer will provided insight into the making of the film.  Nutley author Anthony Buccino will provide home front and overseas background on WWI, which ended in November of 1918.

“Nutley 1918” was found in 1960 after having been buried in an abandoned barn.

Following its discovery, the former Nutley township historian at the time, Ann Troy, sought out its restoration, and gave the decomposed film stock to Bob Lee, president of the Essex Film Club.
“This film is a part of our history.  Viewing what most likely is Nutley’s first Memorial Day Parade on the week of our 100th parade is so fitting,” said the Mayor.

HISTORIC WALK IN THE PARK ON MONDAY

Also on Monday May 27th the Nutley Historical Society will sponsor “A Walk in the Park”.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Vreeland Avenue) and travels along the Third River.  

Simko will discuss the river’s role in Nutley’s history as a source for early industry, as inspiration for world-renowned artists, as a symbol of civic pride, as an important boundary marker, and as a fitting memorial to our war veterans.

Visit the sites of three former mills, tour the pre-Revolutionary War Van Giesen homestead, find out why the Third River splits in two, learn about the beginnings of our hundred-year-old Carnegie Library and even older Town Hall, and walk through one of Nutley’s oldest cemeteries.  

“A Walk in the Park” ends at eleven o’clock inside Nutley’s first brick schoolhouse (now the Nutley Historical Society and Museum) where refreshments will be served. The museum will be open and tour-related pieces from our archives will be on display.

“A Walk in the Park” is free, but is limited to 30 people and requires registration.  You can register for the tour by emailing johnsimko1014@gmail.com or by calling 973-752-8984 and leaving a message with your phone number or e-mail address.  You will receive confirmation via e-mail or a phone call.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ON MONDAY

The Nutley Board of Commissioners will be inviting family members of soldiers, both past and present, to march in the parade, and is collecting names of those in our community who are currently serving.  These names will be added to an already existing banner which will proudly be carried throughout the parade, and then displayed on the Nutley Park Oval fence outside of the Town Hall.  

Special thanks to the Patriots Club for placing American Flags on the veteran’s gravestones at the cemeteries in town and to Nutley High School’s students and faculty for their Wall of Honor which salutes our fallen heroes.

“Memorial Day is a day we put aside to honor our fallen heroes and pray that no heroes will ever again have to make the ultimate sacrifice protecting our nation,” concluded Scarpelli.

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March 4, 2019

Anthony’s World – Spring 2019


Nutley Notables Volume Two is out and about
Spring will see three separate book talk events for Buccino’s second book in the Nutley Notables series which was released last fall. This edition includes more than 110 profiles including more than sixty women who made a memorable impact on Nutley through their gumption or philanthropy, or both. These biographies span the centuries from when Nutley was called Franklin to today.



MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Book Talks in Nutley
Nutley Notables - The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey, Vol. 2.

March is Women's History Month, so be aware that the first 50 or so pages of Vol. 2 are about Nutley women in history from 19th Century artists to 20th Century suffragettes, state police and women running for the town commission!

7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive

2 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019: Kingsland Manor, 3 Kingsland Street

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Nutley Historical Society, 65 Church Street

Nutley notables profiled in this volume are invited to autograph copies near their bios. A separate copy of both the Notable-signed volumes will be added to the Nutley Museum archive. Following his talks, copies of Vol. 2 and his other books will be available for autographs and purchase.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events!




Social Media

Anthony has more than 1,000 photos on his Facebook page. And if that’s not enough for you, pick up Buccino’s three photo books:



All available on Amazon.



Book Projects
Buccino will return to researching his next local history book, Notorious Nutley Notables – Murder, Major Crime, and the Loss of Innocents. True tales of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and bank robberies from a safe, peaceful New Jersey town

Here’s your Anthony Buccino books Amazon checklist:

A Father's Place, an Eclectic Collection
Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War
Belleville Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey - Collected writings
Jersey City Snapshots
Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here, Anymore and other essays
New York City Snapshots – In Plain View
Nutley Notables – The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact
on Nutley, N.J.
Nutley Notables – Volume Two
Nutley Snapshots – In Plain View, Vol. 1
Nutley Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
Rambling Round, Inside and Outside at the Same Time
Retrieving Labrador Days, dog tales in prose and verse
This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter


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October 29, 2018

WW2 Letters Home From The South Pacific


WW2 Letters Home from the South Pacific by Angelo Buccino (Cherry Blossom Press ISBN 9781729270219) is one GI’s view of the war amid the heat, bugs, carnage and noise in an artillery battalion supporting First Marine Division at Guadalcanal and other islands that never get mentioned.



Buccino wrote these long-lost letters to his best friend back in the states asking about the old gang.

"Met there’s dam little I can write about from this end. But I’m okay & still kicking that’s the main thing." 


These missives turned up nearly sixty years after they were mailed, censored, read by his buddy and then found again in a forgotten footlocker in his old friend’s attic.

Along with a stack of Angelo’s photos from training and across the ocean, we’ve put together this collection in time for his 100th birthday.

The war aged him, and he passed in his sixth decade. Here is a way to remember him, his sense of duty, his sense of humor, and the years he spent on hot bug-infested islands defending all he left at home.


Available on Amazon

October 26, 2018

Nutley Notables Volume Two has Soft Release


Nutley Notables Volume Two has Soft Release
The second book in the Nutley Notables series was released in mid-October. This edition includes more than 110 profiles including more than sixty women who made a memorable impact on Nutley through their gumption or philanthropy, or both. These biographies span the centuries from when Nutley was called Franklin to today.

No public book signings are yet scheduled.

Social Media
You may recall in our Summer Issue, we mentioned Anthony’s love of digital photography. He published a brief tell-all about ‘Snapshot Photography’ in the latest Essex Photo Club’s News In Photography newsletter.

Last year was his first venture into club competitions and for a newbie, he garnered a few awards. Click here to see Buccino’s 2017-2018 award winners.

Anthony has more than 1,000 photos on his Facebook page. And if that’s not enough, pick up Buccino’s three photo books:
New York City Snapshots – In Plain View
Jersey City Snapshots – all available on Amazon.

Anthony Buccino led another 'Walk & Talk' in Nutley Parks
The August walk was fun for all and the Jersey summer weather was cool enough that everyone enjoyed our walk and Anthony’s chitter-chatter about all things Nutley.

Nutley, N.J. Author
Did you know Buccino created and has maintained web sites for Nutley Historical Society and the Kingsland Manor for more than a dozen years?
Yup. At no cost to either group.

Book Projects
Buccino is completing research on his next local history book, Notorious Nutley Notables – Murder, Major Crime, and the Loss of Innocents. True tales of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and bank robberies from a safe, peaceful New Jersey town

October 15, 2018

Rookie Year Photography Awards

When Anthony Buccino visited a couple of local photography clubs in spring 2017, he liked what he saw. There were top quality instructors giving demonstrations, competitions pointing out what was good in a photo and where improvements were needed and, overall, plenty of friendly people.

In September 2017, he joined two area photo clubs and soaked in as much guidance as he could. He experimented with techniques, improved his skills and actually entered some photos in those monthly competitions.

Lo and behold, some of his photo entries garnered awards at his skill level in the competitions.

Check out his award winning photos here.

Like what you see?

Why not pick up your own copies of Buccino's three photo books...

New York City Snapshots – In Plain View
Nutley Snapshots – In Plain View 
Jersey City Snapshots

Already own them, write a review on Amazon!

August 9, 2018

Summer Anthony's World Update


Anthony Buccino to Lead 'Walk & Talk' in Nutley Parks
NUTLEY, N.J. -- Leaving his keyboard and camera for a brisk morning walk, local author Anthony Buccino will lead the Walk & Talk through Nutley parks on Sunday, 8:15 a.m., Aug. 12, 2018.

Enjoy a refreshing three-mile roundtrip walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market, Municipal Parking Lot 9 (537 Franklin Avenue). Parking is available in Lot 7 and Lot 9 (enter behind Bella Luce), through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back. The walk is free. Books will be available for autographs and purchase following the walk.

Nutley, N.J. Author
Why does a guy who grew up in Belleville, and wrote Greetings From Belleville NJ, lead a historical tour of the neighboring town? It went so well last year, they asked him back. History hasn’t changed much in a year, but not everyone in town got to hear when Anthony discussed Nutley history, the Nutley Sons Honor Roll, and growing up near these parks in the 1960s. Anyway, how can he say no to his adopted hometown?

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

Book Projects
Anthony Buccino is in the final edits for Nutley Notables - The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Hometown, Nutley, New Jersey, Volume Two, the follow up to volume one published in 2014. This year, during Women’s History Month, Buccino posted online profiles of more than 30 women who made a difference in Nutley. Those women and many, many more are featured in volume two.

Buccino is completing research on his next local history book, Notorious Nutley Notables – Murder, Major Crime, and the Loss of Innocents. True tales of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and bank robberies from a safe, peaceful New Jersey town

NEW YORK CITY SNAPSHOTS – In Plain View - Buccino’s third photography collection focuses on the 15 year period from 1999 to 2014. The 112-page book includes more than 160 color snapshots of the Big Apple. Don’t forget, Buccino’s two other photo collections NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS In Plain View  and Jersey City Snapshots are also available on Amazon.