Anthony Buccino, Nutley NJ author, writer, and photographer

Anthony's World

By Anthony Buccino


Nutley, New Jersey, author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer published several collections of essays, photography, military history, and verse.

Buccino's latest photo collections include Harrison Next, Gas Stations, In Our Old Kitchen, and Old Spices. And don't miss New Orleans in Plain View, Jersey City Snapshots, Nutley Snapshots in Plain View, and New York City Snapshots in Plain View.

Buccino first wrote rock and roll record reviews for local newspapers in the 1970s, and ultimately made a career in writing and editing including a 12-year stint with Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.


Thanks for your Jersey Choice Award votes

NJ Monthly magazine announced another chance to win an incredible prize valued at $2,600! YOUR votes may have helped Anthony Buccino win!

Buccino entered the four photos in Cover Search 2023, presented by New Jersey Monthly and Unique Photo. Voting closed September 15.

The photo with the most votes by September 15th will receive the Jersey Choice Award and a Fuji X-T30 camera, plus the photo in our December 2023 issue. 

Autumn Joyrides to Monk's Castle and Albino Village

And the only time we ever heard about somebody who went to Albino Village was when they came back and told us about how scared they were and how lucky to get out before they were grabbed by the Albino people.


Brown bagging lunch through the years

Coworkers tried not to be obvious as they craned to see if my new wife scored my brown bag lunch orange as my mom had for the past five years.

Penny Candy From the Corner Store

From the earliest grades to grad schools everywhere, when that end of school bell rings, children queue, nickels in hand, to be the first to reach the candy counter...

Yellow Cracker School Days

My favorite cafeteria snacks were yellow crackers with the peanut butter filling... For variety, the orange crackers had yellow filling. These treats held together with preservatives and red dye No. 3.

Band Parents Give Up Saturdays

It’s the parents who are sitting on heavy blankets, wearing thermal underwear, thermal socks, thermal neckwear, thermal hats and special gloves with places for shake-activated charcoal hand-warmers

Where Are You Tonight, Peggy Sue?

But here I am, in striped bell-bottom slacks, a tie-dyed shirt and long hair hiding any kind of collar – leaving the seeming safety of an institutional green homeroom for some unknown class.

The Chimney Sweep Saved My Family's Lives

He looked at me plainly, trying to put it simply, “Your chimney flue is blocked and your headaches
are from carbon monoxide fumes.”

Remember the Pretzel Kid Saturday

It was a terrific job. They sent me out from under the concrete bleachers into the crowds and I yelled, “Pretzels! Pretzels!” and people would call me up the rows and rows of bleachers to buy a pretzel or two.

Italian American Roots in Belleville and Nutley

Growing up on the border of Belleville and Nutley, the kids in my neighborhood along Meacham Street knew that when we grew old we would speak Italian.

Great-gramps was a 'pumkin'

Scouts Hike Over Mountain In Search of Nudist Camp

After breakfast our troop packed up and followed Hiney, our Explorer, past the swamp end of Wildcat Lake, over the mountain in search of the nudist camp.

Chasing the Mosquito Man

For all the DDT sprayed on us kids on our bikes, the killer fog never dulled our senses or killed mosquitoes. One always managed to squirm through a tiny hole in the screen and spend the night buzzing your ear.

Switching Cable Triple Play Providers, Fios to Optimum
Equals Growing Pains Real and Remote

Fios Rids House of Annoying Shopping Channels

'Let me guess, you're switching to Verizon?'

More Taxes You Pay Without a Thought

Travels With Tonoose

Having some fun with travel writing, Anthony Buccino taps into his years as a commuter in metro New York and New Jersey, some nearby vacations and even a few celebrities met traveling for business. 

Anthony Buccino photo print exhibit Aug 2023 Nutley Public Library

Solo Print Photography Exhibit July Through August 2023

Art @ The Nutley Library hosted an exhibit by photographer Anthony Buccino during July and August at the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, N.J.

Thanks to all who stopped by the reception, and to all who visited the exhibit! Maybe we can do it again next year.

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Latest books



HARRISON NEXT Photography by Anthony Buccino  GAS STATIONS Photography By Anthony Buccino, Kindle edition   

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Cherry Blossom Press


Nonfiction books by Anthony Buccino

A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection

Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey collected writings

Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here Anymore and other essays

Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey

Nutley Notables, Volume Two

Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time

Retrieving Labrador Days dog tales in prose and verse

Sister Dressed Me Funny

This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter

Photo Collections

New Orleans, New York, Jersey City, Nutley photo collections by Anthony Buccino

Gas Stations

Harrison Next 

In Our Old Kitchen

Jersey City Snapshots

New Orleans In Plain View

New York City Snapshots

Nutley Snapshots in Plain View

Old Spices

Military History

Honoring our war dead, and veterans sacrifices, biography of the fallen

Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War

Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

Nutley Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

WW2 Letters Home from the South Pacific

Poetry Collections

Collected Verse by Anthony Buccino, 8 volumes

American Boy: Pushing Sixty 


One Morning in Jersey City

Retrieving Labrador Days

Sixteen Inches On Center

Sometimes I Swear In Italian

Voices on the Bus

Yountakah Country


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New 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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