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From Grade School to Junior High to High School to College and Beyond - Were They Really the Best Years of Your Life?

By Anthony Buccino

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a child, after a long day
of schoolwork, must be in want of penny candy
from the corner store.

Smiling faces of Mrs. James' Grade5 class at School 10, 1964-65Air Raid Drill Memories From Under the Desk

First Robin of Spring

Penny Candy From the Corner Store

Bellwood Crier has-been

Joyrides at Monk's Castle and Albino Village

Baton Twirler Band Parents Give Up Saturdays

High School Reunion Trepidation

Belleville School 10 students surprise native scribe


Class Reunion: Catharsis, Closure or Both

Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey - Collected writings

Greetings from Belleville, New Jersey  

Anthony Buccino created a time machine through words and stories of growing up the 1950s, 1960s and beyond based on  life and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey. 

You don't have to be from New Jersey to enjoy this book, you just need an inclination to remember when chasing the mosquito man and his big blue DDT cloud was a great thrill for kids on their bikes or running in their Keds!

And who can forget the excitement on hearing the bells of the approaching ice cream truck to the neighborhood?

If you remember defrosting refrigerators or the simpler things of times past, you'll enjoy Buccino's essay collection.

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. This collection includes the Excellence in Journalism award-winning Don the TV man.


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Anthony Buccino, sans tie, in Fifth Grade class photoNew Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards.

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