Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey, Anthony Buccino

Greetings From Belleville, N.J. - Collected writings

by Anthony Buccino  

Buccino's first collection of Belleville-only writings

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 Greetings from Belleville New Jersey Belleville native Anthony Buccino has collected his favorite and most-requested writings about life and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey.

This is Buccino's fourth collection of essays but the first wholly dedicated to his collected writings about Belleville.

GREETINGS FROM BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY Collected writings includes more than forty essays and reflections on everything from junior high school bullies to selling pretzels for Ed Strat at Belleville High School football games at Municipal Stadium.

Buccino writes about those duck-and-cover drills in elementary school, junior high school bullies, and high school joy riding to Monk's Castle and Albino Village. Spanning six decades, this collection shares the bitter and the sweet, all in an ultimate tribute to growing up in this middle class township in northern New Jersey.

Buccino writes with clarity and humor in his columns about growing up in the second half of the 20th century. He has been called “New Jersey’s Garrison Keillor or something to that effect.” His writing about life in northern New Jersey has been published in area newspapers, Belleville Patch, NJ Voices, Baristanet and other publications.

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Greetings From Belleville, N.J. - Collected writings by Anthony Buccino
Table of contents

Waiting for Jerry the ice cream man

Don the TV man

The pipeline under the power lines

Rainy day children of the summer

Gary's English racer vs. my Schwinn

Chasing the mosquito man

Air raid drill memories

Penny candy from the corner store

After the Titanic

Moving down Meacham hill

Pizza for dinner, so very rare

The first robin of spring

Bellwood Crier has-been

Summer peaches in the Rambler

Billy Newtner's bus rides

Yellow cracker school days

Selling pretzels at high school football

Job rock in prose

Peter Pan Revisited, again

Back to school, institutional green

Just another day on Police Beat

Memories of Brookdale soda

Brown bagging lunch through the years

Scouts seek nudist camp over the mountain

Bob Dylan in Belleville

Flashback, summers and Suntan Lake

No Christmas

How many hammers is enough?

A father's place

My generation

On outliving two classmates

Monk's castle joyrides

Do we ever stop missing our folks?

Married to a Christmas nut

Of Taylor ham, skorpers and Ashtabula

Who is Brother, who is Uncle Bim?

At Spatola's Home for funerals

Strangers in old photos

Counting change

Editor imprisoned in Town Hall

School 10 students surprise Belleville scribe

Remembering a Belleville 'Red Tail' pilot

Italian American roots in Belleville, Nutley

Thankful for growing up in old Belleville

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by Anthony Buccino

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