August 20, 2007

About Anthony Buccino

Writer/editor/web designer Anthony Buccino has written three books of essays based in and around Nutley and Belleville, N.J.

In 2008, he published two chapbooks of poetry: One Morning In Jersey City and Voices on the Bus. Additionally, his backlist of essay collections were digitized and are now available for download or in paperback.

With the help of his daughter Andrea, two paperbacks were published based on the research about the men from Nutley and Belleville who died in service to their country. Some of that research is online at Nutley Sons and Belleville Sons honor roll

In May 2005, a new memorial to nine men who died in peacetime was dedicated in Nutley - based on the research in Nutley Sons.

In November 2005, more than 150 names were added to the Belleville memorial on Union Avenue, after having the blank slate for 50 years awaiting the list of names which was based on the research in Belleville Sons.

In mid-2006, six street names in a new residential development City Homes At Essex Park were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service.

For his research on the honor roll projects, Buccino was named the recipient of the UNICO National 2005 Grand Order Filippo Mazzei William Paca Americanism Award.

In 2001, Buccino received the Mille Grazie Award for his work with IAOVC against negative stereotyping in the media.

He blogs about life in northern New Jersey as alter ego Uncle Tonoose and about transit in New Jersey at NJ.Com.

Buccino's most recent essay collection is Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time.

Buccino published two other collections of essays and stories: A Father's Place, An Eclectic Collection, in 1991, and Sister Dressed Me Funny, in 1996.

A volume of poetry, Days You Knew Me, was published in 1976. Buccino has returned to the format with several large and small works in progress.

One series, One Morning In Jersey City, was written along the shores of the Hudson River in Jersey City.

The other collection, Yountakah Country, tells in verse some of the history of Nutley from Annie Oakley and the first settlers to people on the street today.

Buccino has been published in New Jersey Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, the Passaic Herald News, New Jersey Federated Sportsmen, Italian Tribune, Behind The Lines, and other publications.

He has been editor at New Jersey Motor Truck Association, a state trade association, Beauty & Barber Supply Institute, a national trade association, and of Modern Food Service Magazine, a regional magazine.

He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Chapter, the New Jersey Poetry Society, and MEWS.

Selected publishing history, 1974-1998.

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