August 28, 2020

Anthony Buccino will Zoom from Nutley Library at 2 p.m. Sept 19

Hi Everyone,

We are happy and thankful to welcome Anthony Buccino to discuss his recent book, "Nutley Snapshots in Plain View" via Zoom as we celebrate Library Card Signup Month this September!

Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m. via Zoom

New Jersey author, Anthony Buccino will do a Zoom presentation, Saturday, September 19 to discuss his recent book, “Nutley Snapshots in Plain View.” The live program can be viewed online by registering here! Once you register, we will send you a confirmation email and then the day before the event we will send you a link to view the presentation on Zoom. 

A township resident for more than four decades, Mr. Buccino has written five Nutley-based books. Born in Belleville, the Nutley resident spent 12 years editing business news copy at Dow Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages. He worked for several years as an associate editor at Earlier he served as editor of The Belleville Times, and managing editor of Nutley Journal, Belleville Post, Glen Ridge Paper and Independent Press of Bloomfield.

Anthony has written in online publications about life and growing up in northern New Jersey. For five years he wrote about commuting and transit in metro New York-New Jersey. Lately, he spends time improving his camera eye and researching his next Nutley book. Anthony has presented at the Library in the past, most recently for his book, "Nutley Notables, Vol. 2."

To learn more about Anthony check out his website: Anthony Buccino com

Please reply via email for any questions about registration,

Nick Van Dorn, Senior Librarian

Register Here:

Nutley Public Library

93 Booth Drive

Nutley, NJ 07110


July 17, 2020

Anthony’s World – July 2020


New Orleans In Plain View by Anthony Buccino
Anthony Buccino has published his fourth photograph collection, NEW ORLEANS IN PLAIN VIEW. The print edition is available on Amazon. We were all set to spend about two weeks in the Big Easy and then everything closed.

This photo book is dedicated to the many wonderful people we have met, beautiful places we have visited and delicious meals we have savored in our very favorite city, New Orleans. From our first visit to NOLA 35 years ago, we found something which meant so much to us, it became the only place we wanted to be other than home… Photos include streetcars, Jackson Square, streetscapes, French Market, local signs, Mississippi River, Mardi Gras World, the National World War 2 Museum, and the New Orleans skyline.

If you’ve been to NOLA and want to see if we caught your favorite place, or if you’ve always wanted to visit, check out this great new book.

Pirates Online

Cherry Blossom Press has removed all but three Anthony Buccino titles from #Amazon’s #Kindle distribution. Several online companies say they offer downloads of our titles. The companies do not have rights to distribute copies in any format. These unauthorized, pirated, copies of ebook titles allegedly available from less than scrupulous distributors may be trolls who use these books as clickbait. While the sites may be legitimate ebook resellers (probably scammers), they are not and were never authorized to resell Cherry Blossom Press titles.

Sixteen Inches on Center, One Morning in Jersey City, and Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here Anymore & Other Essays continue to be available on Kindle eBooks. If you already own other titles in your Kindle library, they should not be affected by this distribution change.

Social Media

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

Book Projects

Nutley Notables Volume Two is Buccino’s second book in the Nutley Notables series. 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.

Buccino continues ongoing 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

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 Orleans in Plain View
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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August 20, 2019

Nutley Author Anthony Buccino Reflects on Nutley Notable Ruth Bedford

August 20, 2019 at 12:12 AM

NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of Nutley Matriach Ruth Bedford spread through the community, residents immediately shared their memories of her and her philantrophy. Nutley author Anthony Buccio took from his day to share his thoughts on Bedford, as well has a page from his book Nutley Notables.
"Mrs. Ruth Bedford was a sweet soul and treated everyone equally." said Buccino. "She'd share her stories of working for W.T. Grant or open her home for many local fund raisers. While her stately home reflected her wealth, her open heart reflected her love for Nutley and all of its people. I raise a lollipop in her honor." he added.

June 12, 2019

BOOK TALK: WW2 Letters Home from the South Pacific

WW2 Letters Home From The South Pacific by Angelo Buccino

Nutley-Belleville Old Guard, 9 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019

Historian Anthony Buccino will meet with the Nutley Old Guard at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 14, to discuss his dad's letters home from the South Pacific during World War Two.

WW2 Letters Home from the South Pacific by Angelo Buccino 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. They 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.

Hear the whole story of their discovery, the words of a young man far from home, and why they were published in November 2018.

The Old Guard of N.J., Nutley Chapter No. 7, meets weekly on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ. 

New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting and say hello.

Order your copy online 
WW2 Letters Home from the South Pacific by Angelo Buccino 

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.


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.


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 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.


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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