Ready for our 45th Annual Reunion

Lou Scaltrito posted this on Facebook

OK GUYS. It's going to be 45 years next year and Lou Pallante is starting to talk about a reunion. 

How about having it at Seaside Heights for a change of venue. In October they have a street fair for Columbus day and the weather is still great and hotels and the boardwalk are open. 

Lets start talking about it??? add friends from class


BHS Class of '72 - 60th birthday rock-on party - Sept. 20

The Belleville High School Class of 1972 is having a "60th birthday" reunion

 on September 20, beginning about 9-ish (if we can stay up that late)

at the Essex Manor 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

Classmate Phil Bruno and Jersey Sound will be performing.

For reservation information, contact Michelle DeMarco (on Facebook) for
 preferred seating as we rock on! (in the bar area, casual attire)
 Please spread the word among our classmates.


Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey collected writings

Class of '72 classmate Anthony Buccino collected his favorite
and most-requested writings about life
and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey. 

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

Sure, as you read it you'll say 'I could have written this." But you didn't. So buy a copy of the book.

Greetings From Belleville by Anthony Buccino
in print, Kindle and Nook.


American Boy: Pushing Sixty By Anthony Buccino

Working class verse about life and growing up in New Jersey 

About life and growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s,
and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts.

 From the center of the Baby Boom, this working class verse begins under
a wooden class room desk as an air raid siren sounds, and captures the
summer spell and its simplicity in drinking water from a garden hose.

 "I read your book through and through twice. Absolutely enjoyed it. Your words flow so freely."

American Boy: Pushing Sixty


Ernest M. Zoppi - Obituary

Ernest M. Zoppi, 59, of Belleville, NJ, passed away on October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be on Friday 11 A.M. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.shookscedargrove.com.

Born in Newark, NJ,  Mr. Zoppi lived many years in Belleville.

He is survived by his children Toni-Ann Rodriguez, Ernest Zoppi, Danielle Zoppi and Michael Zoppi, grandchildren Michaela, Ava and Sophia Rodriguez and his sisters Donna Paxon and Michele Addis.

Stephen 'Risi' Risimini

Stephen "RisiRisimini


Stephen "Risi" Risimini, 60, of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away on Nov. 3, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave. (Route 23), Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009. Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church in Cedar Grove. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.shookscedargrove.com

Risi was born and raised in Belleville, N.J., and moved to Cedar Grove about 17 years ago. He was a carpenter with Bergen County Local 15 for 25 years, retiring in 2010. 

He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Janice Risimini (DeCaito); devoted father of Stephanie, Vincenzina and Michael; cherished brother of James, Mario and Joyce Murphy, and loving companion of his dog, Oreo. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.



This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter

This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter
By Anthony Buccino

If you ever commuted to work, you'll enjoy your ride reading Anthony Buccino's latest collection "This Seat Taken? Notes of a HaplessCommuter" about the joys and follies of getting to and from work in the city using public transit.

Buccino's bus and rail commuting tales and observations are collected in this new 224-page book which is available in print, on Amazon and Nook.

Buccino spent 12 years editing business news copy at Dow Jones & Co. for the Ticker, NewsPlus and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages in Jersey City and later at the NewsCorp building in the Times Square district of mid-town Manhattan.