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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 21 street signs to fallen soldiers from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and the Cold War.
In 1999, the Belleville Liberty war memorial had a partial list of soldiers, sailors and Marines lost in service. In 2005, using the names of the fallen discovered in Buccino’s research, the town added more than 150 names, where there had been none, to its Belleville Veterans Memorial on Union Avenue.
Our research continues as we learn more information about these Belleville Sons from their families as we prepare to dedicate street signs in their memory. We have been using digitized military records, where available to enhance information on our web site and in updated print editions of Belleville Sons Honor Roll – Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom.
Additionally, Belleville street signs dedicated to honor the sacrifice of three town police officers and a fire captain killed in the line of duty were unveiled in November.
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. These signs would be based on research for Nutley Sons Honor Roll – Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom.
3. Book Projects
You may be aware Anthony is juggling three book projects. One project is Nutley Notables Volume 2, the follow up to Nutley Notables - The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey. 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.
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