Class of '72 classmate Anthony Buccino collected his favorite
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.
and most-requested writings about life
and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey.
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
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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.
This is Buccino's fourth collection of essays but the first wholly dedicated to his collected writings about Belleville. The author attended Holy Family School in Nutley while living down the street in Belleville. He also attended School 10, Belleville Junior High School and was graduated from Belleville High School where he also wrote for the student page in The Belleville Times. In 1990, he served as editor of The Belleville Times and in the mid-1990s he was the managing editor of The Belleville Post.
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.