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.

June 28, 2018

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 round-trip walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back.

A Nutley resident for four decades, Buccino and will talk at brief intervals about Nutley history, the Nutley Sons honored throughout the Memorial Parks, Nutley notables, the Kingsland Manor, the Vreeland House, and growing up near these parks in the good old days he’s written about in several of his books.

Folks who want to only walk are encouraged to do so at the risk of missing out on historic tidbits.

The author has published his fifth book about town, Nutley Snapshots In Plain View, volume one of nearly 200 photos around the township. His other books include Nutley Notables, Nutley Sons Honor Roll, Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War and Yountakah Country. Copies are available online. Bring along your copies of his book for him to sign at the end of the walk.

Formed in 2008, GreeNutley is the Township of Nutley’s Go Green Committee comprised of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, representatives from all five township departments and community members. The committee is currently under the auspices of Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public Works.

Through education, events, and activities, Greenutley is raising awareness of the importance of green choices in our everyday lives and providing simple, effective ways for each of us to contribute to the sustainability of our community and our planet, including saving energy, recycling and reducing waste, eating local/organic food, and reducing pollution.



The Nutley Farmers Market has moved! 

Visit us in our NEW downtown location in Muni Lot 9 (537 Franklin Avenue). Parking is available in Lot 7 and Lot 9 (enter behind Bella Luce).

February 8, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Nutley Hometown Heroes: Anthony Buccino, Local Author

Somehow I forgot about this piece that ran mid-2016

Nutley Hometown Heroes: Anthony Buccino, Local Author

When it comes to documenting the history and culture of the Belleville-Nutley area, locals are lucky that they have Anthony Buccino.

By Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff  | Updated 

NUTLEY, NJ — When it comes to documenting the history and culture of the Belleville-Nutley area, locals are lucky that they have Anthony Buccino.

When Patch recently asked our readers for stories about hometown heroes, Pennie Landry, co-founder of the Nutley Homeowners Community Facebook page, was quick to name Buccino.

The Nutley resident and Belleville native keeps the history of both communities alive on social media and in books he authors, Landry wrote.

"Anthony is an unsung history hero," she stated. ...

February 6, 2018

UN Garden Restoration in Nutley, NJ

Last summer, preparing for his guided walk through Nutley parks, Anthony Buccino was again reminded of the efforts put in several years back by an eager Eagle Scout candidate and his friends, family, and other volunteers.

Buccino recounts Tyler Huey's efforts toward his Eagle Scout project and the the way the UN Garden in Nutley was cleared, cleaned and restored ... for a while, anyway:

UN Garden Restoration, Nutley, NJ - 2009 - Eagle Scout Project by Tyler Huey




It's not the first time Buccino wrote about the UN Garden, one of Nutley's hidden treasures. UN Gardens was published in the underwhelming 2010 collection Yountakah Country - A Poetic View of Nutley Old and New

Two photos of the UN Garden appear in NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS.

UN GARDENS
A short walk from the gazebo
in the park where the Yanticaw Creek
splits with the grass 
and bridges in the middle, 
you'll come across stones
laid decades back 
in hopes of peace and love.
Long ago the stones
and the bushes, too,
we suppose, flourished.
But since those days,
whenever they were, 
the gardens have gone fallow
like the promise of peace and love
- by Anthony Buccino/Yountakah Country. 2010