From Anthony Buccino, Nutley, New Jersey. You can read more about his writing at his website We would like to thank where this reminiscence first appeared. Baristanet was born in May 2004 and soon after emerged as a leader in both hyperlocal blogging and the online citizen journalism movement.Every significant event in my life growing up in New Jersey was accentuated by Brookdale soda.
Others relished the Thanksgiving turkey or the Easter ham, but as for me, give me my Brookdale orange soda. At a repast at someone’s home between viewings at Grandpa’s wake, I was first in line for the Brookdale Kola.