Anthony Buccino to Zoom at Nutley Library, Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm

Hi Everyone,

We are happy and thankful to welcome Anthony Buccino to discuss his recent book, "Nutley Snapshots in Plain View" via Zoom as we celebrate Library Card Signup Month this September!

Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m. via Zoom

New Jersey author, Anthony Buccino will do a Zoom presentation, Saturday, September 19 to discuss his recent book, “Nutley Snapshots in Plain View.” The live program can be viewed online by registering here https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7050287! Once you register, we will send you a confirmation email and then the day before the event we will send you a link to view the presentation on Zoom. 

A township resident for more than four decades, Mr. Buccino has written five Nutley-based books. Born in Belleville, the Nutley resident spent 12 years editing business news copy at Dow Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages. He worked for several years as an associate editor at TheStreet.com. Earlier he served as editor of The Belleville Times, and managing editor of Nutley Journal, Belleville Post, Glen Ridge Paper and Independent Press of Bloomfield.

Anthony has written in online publications about life and growing up in northern New Jersey. For five years he wrote about commuting and transit in metro New York-New Jersey. Lately, he spends time improving his camera eye and researching his next Nutley book. Anthony has presented at the Library in the past, most recently for his book, "Nutley Notables, Vol. 2."

To learn more about Anthony check out his website: http://www.anthonybuccino.com/

Please reply via email for any questions about registration,

Nick Van Dorn, Senior Librarian


Register Here: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7050287

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-0405

Print Photo Exhibit by Anthony Buccino at Nutley Free Public Library

 Buccino Photo Exhibit Set for July-August at Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY NJ -- We are pleased to announce an exhibit of printed photographs by Anthony Buccino will be on display during July and August 2023, at the Nutley Free Public Library.
The exhibit, currently being curated, is expected to include photos from each of his eight (so far) full-length photo collection books. It is likely to include unpublished works from the eclectic photographer.
His current collections, all available on Amazon include
OLD SPICES Photography by Anthony Buccino
IN OUR OLD KITCHEN Photography by Anthony Buccino
HARRISON NEXT Photography by Anthony Buccino
NEW ORLEANS in Plain View by Anthony Buccino
NEW YORK CITY SNAPSHOTS In Plain View By Anthony Buccino
NUTLEY SNAPSHOTS in Plain View by Anthony Buccino
The large print photos will be displayed in the Harry Chenoweth Reference Room. Smaller prints will be visible in the entryway display case.
Stay tuned for exhibit updates.



New Jersey Writer

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. 

He published several collections of essays, photography, military history, and verse. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer is currently juggling several book projects.

These titles are available on Amazon!
For some free peeks at much of his writing visit: 


Switching cable company triple plays in search of perfection, Fios vs Optimum

Here are our early observations on switching from Fios to Optimum/Altice One.

Verizon Fios will send you a bill for the partial month, due immediately, then turn you over to a collection agency within 10 days.

First Optimum bill, with free installation, will be much higher than you expect because of partial month billing, yada, yada, yada have you signed up for paperless billing?

With triple play, we noticed in our browser window Optimum pop up ads. Coincidence? Maybe.

Our first impression is that the TV picture is much improved with Optimum. It seems clearer. For some reason (VOIP?), when we change channels up or down, there's a three-second black screen that takes over, just enough time to be noticed and be annoying. You can't hold the Channel-up or Channel-down button to scroll quickly... because of that black screen.

We do like the multi-room DVR and recording takes more than one step to actually record (press red button to record, then on show, press record button again.) If you’re watching a show and you press record, it only records from that time forward, not what you’ve already watched [Point to Fios.]

We had some issues with DVR playback. Pictures freeze. Drop-outs. Closed-caption (though available on live recording) not available on playback. [Called chat and a boost fixed it. Until next time when we decided it’s not worth the bother to chat to fix it. Optimum Chat is semi-useless and very difficult to get through. Equal to FiOS chat.]

The Optimum remote is much, much smaller than the Fios remote. Not only is it smaller but it’s much easier to hit the wrong buttons with big, clumsy, arthritic hands, and then try to figure out what happened. Punch in a three digit channel and do it too slow, you get a surprise channel. Someone suggested we keep a stylus handy to change the channels.

The new remote lights up. That’s a big plus when the room is lit only by the TV.

If you like Netflix, there’s a big white button in the center you can use. I don’t have Netflix, so this button is a mistake each time we hit it. The online tutorials were less than helpful. The manual with our password was less helpful.

The onscreen channel display is too small. You can see a number but there’s no way ANYONE can read which network is on because the type is so tiny.


Nutley Notables Volume Two book launch


Nutley Notables - The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey, Vol. 2.

March is Women's History Month, so be aware that the first 50 or so pages of Vol. 2 are about Nutley women in history!

1 - Nutley Free Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, N.J. Book Talk, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019

2 - Kingsland Manor, 3 Kingsland Street, Nutley, N.J. Book Talk, 2 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019

3 – Nutley Historical Society, 65 Church Street, Nutley, N.J., 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Order online: Nutley Notables, Volume Two



In Plain View

By Anthony Buccino

Anthony Buccino’s third photography collection focuses on the 15 year period from about 1999 to 2014, and includes more than 150 color snapshots of the Big Apple.

"Snapshot photography, to me, is basically walking around with a camera and shooting whatever looks interesting. I like odd and cute things, but also the ordinary. For the most part the photos are happenstance.

"When I worked for a newspaper in 1990, I was reporter and cameraman. That's when I got used to having a camera with me all the time. Now, I hardly leave the house without one of my Canon cameras.

"The photos in this collection were shot with various cameras including my Olympus OM-1 film camera, two Fujifilm cameras - consecutively, my later Canon digital, and possibly a smart-phone along the way."

Here’s to the nonstop energy generated by this big old city and the people who buzz busily on its wild and crazy streets day and night.

Here’s to the bright lights and the pot holes.

Here’s to the hapless commuters and the more hapless residents who manage to thrive in this city’s intensity.

Here’s to you who stood in plain view making these snapshots memorable.

Here’s to you for taking the time to make your own stories to go along with these snapshots of an open city with hidden views in plain sight.

Here’s to less-than-perfect photos that tell a story.

More info


Walk and Talk with the Author

Walk and Talk with the Author
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 20, 2017 – Anthony will lead the Walk & Talk through Nutley parks.

Enjoy a refreshing walk from the pre-opening Nutley Farmers Market through Nutley parks along the Third River to Kingsland Park and back while Anthony discusses Nutley history, the Nutley Sons Honor Roll, and growing up near these parks in the 1960s and the good old days he’s written about in Greetings From Belleville, and his other books. Bring along your copies for him to sign. Some books will be available for purchase on site.

Nutley Snapshots – In Plain View
By Anthony Buccino

Volume one of a series of photo collections to showcase the all-around beauty and some of the history of the northern New Jersey township of Nutley.

Full Color on White paper; 126 pages

Now available in paperback