Remembering Nutley, NJ through its history and people.

Old Nutley

Nutley, New Jersey
a great place to live and raise a family

Images of America, NUTLEY NJ Then and Now - Peters, OConnorYou know you're from old Nutley if you ...

raced slot cars at Drewes Hobby Shop ... fished in the Mud Hole ... heard the bells of St. Mary's or Holy Family early in the morning ... took swimming lessons at ITT ... learned to drive and park in the ITT lot ... remember where you were when the ITT tower tumbled ... drove through Albino Village...

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How Memorial Park Came To Be

WW II Memorial Campaign launched

Screenwriters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Camp Nutley - Battery A, 98th Antiaircraft Gun Battalion

Nutley Photography Old and New 

Walk or bike through Nutley parks and learn a bit of history, too

Nutley Museum, Nutley NJ - photo © A Buccino

Check out the Nutley Historical Society

Nutley History: Annie Oakley, Camp Nutley, ITT Tower, more

Nutley Actors: Robert Blake, Paul Bartel, Nick Zano

Nutley Notables: Martha Stewart, Dorothy Allison, more

Down on Harvard Street by Theresa Quinn-Del Vecchio Nutley Writers, Artists, Musicians: Arthur Elder, Tom Lovell, Charles Nunzio, William Pène du Bois, Roylance Sharp, Salvator Asaro Jr., David DiFrancesco, David Gilbert, Dick Kramer, Barry Lenson, Larry Hunt, Michael Volpe, Frank Stockton, Frances Goodrich, Steve Politi, Ilene Dudek, Barry Lenson, Nicole Canfora, John Demmer, Daniel Geltrude, Joseph Cervasio, Michael Gabriele, Paul Goldberger, Lloyd Goodrich, Arthur Hoeber, James Carlin, Reginald Marsh, Frank Fowler, Julian “Bud” Blake, Michael Lenson, Gary T. Erbe, Thomas Francisco, Angelo Nardone, Frankie Valli, Jackie Paris, Susan Narucki, Theresa Quinn-Del Vecchio

Nutley Sports: Carol Blazejowski, Victor Hopkins, Tina Cervasio, George Stanford, Ronald Fraser, Benjamin Hawkins, Larry Brancaccio, A.C. Welenofsky, Joseph ‘The Chief’ Scarpa, Phil Cuzzi, Bryan Haczyk, Milt O'Connell, Frank Kirleski, Angelo Pucci, Ray Blum, Cliff Mapes, Gil McDougald, Moose Skowron, Ollan Cassell, Ken Nicosia, Tony Williams, John Strauch, Don Chuy, William Vonroth, Art Zinicola, Mel Stottlemyre, Sam Stellatella ...



Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley Once Lived In Nutley

Annie Oakley

American Experience - Annie Oakley 

Shooting For The Moon: The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley

Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography Of Annie Oakley 

Biography: Annie Oakley - Crackshot in Petticoats

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley (Oklahoma Western Biographies, Volume 7)

Annie Oakley: Vol 1 TV Series (1954)

Annie Oakley, Vol. 1: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Nutley Historical Society has Annie Oakley memorabilia and firearms in its collection at the Nutley Museum.

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Daniel the Miracle Beagle, photo © 2013 Anthony Buccino

Daniel's Dream Dog Rescue

Nutley 'miracle dog' and owner start rescue program

Daniel - The Miracle Beagle

Daniel's Story

"On Oct. 3, 2011, I was put into a gas chamber in Florence, Alabama along with 17 other stray dogs. Carbon monoxide was pumped into the chamber. When officials returned later and opened the door, I walked out.

I was dubbed a “Miracle Dog,” weighed about 20 pounds.

I was set for a new life in New Jersey, courtesy of Eleventh Hour Rescue. The group is dedicated to saving pooches from death row in high-kill shelters.

Once I was gifted my life back, I met some very nice people. They all treated me so well and showered me with love. I did want to know if I would end up in a forever home. My foster parents, arranged for me to meet and greet a family in Nutley, New Jersey. I had never heard of this town since I was new to the area. Our first meeting was on Oct. 30, after a significant snowstorm...."

Daniel - The Miracle Beagle: A Story For Young Readers


Town Hall Mural, Commisioner Chambers, Nutley NJ - Anthony Buccino

More Outside Links

Nutley Historical Society

Images of America - Nutley N.J. - John DemmerKingsland Manor Trust

Van Riper Restoration Trust

Nutley Little Theatre -- Nutley's best kept secret

Township of Nutley

Official township history

Nutley Board of Education

Nutley Free Public Library

Academic Booster Club

Mike Geltrude Foundation

Nutley Chamber of Commerce

Nutley Community Preservation Partnership

Nutley Education Foundation

Nutley Hall of Fame

Nutley Rotary

Everybody knows everybody in Nutley - TheWall Street Journal

Rich history and location make Nutley Township stand out

The New York Times on Cambridge Heights

Moving to Nutley?

Nutley Demographics

Wikipedia on Nutley


Two volumes for Nutley history lovers

Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey

By Anthony Buccino

Nutley NJ Notables - Volume Two, by Anthony Buccino

The township of Nutley, New Jersey, accumulated a wealth of celebrated and eccentric people who over-shadowed the salt-of-the-earth folks who lived here, raised their families and built the town into the place that Norman Rockwell only dreamed of illustrating for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. This new book profile nearly 200 town folks, some you may know and many you will not forget.   

 Our Nutley Notables include Old West sharpshooter Annie Oakley who has a street here named in her honor; home-diva Martha Stewart who grew up on Elm Place and often writes of growing up in Nutley but has no street named for her; and others who may have to wait a while for street naming honors.

Featured individuals run the gamut from politicians to high school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved entertainers to the fellow in the local shop to the artists and writers who toiled long ago and today. Their images and stories document the unique contributions they've made that shaped Nutley today.

Even the most ardent Nutley historian will find new surprises in this collection.

The author thanks the Nutley Historical Society and the Nutley Free Public Library for allowing access to their vast archives and experts in compiling this first volume of Nutley Notables.

Available on Amazon

Volume One

Volume Two

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Old Nutley

Nutley, N.J.

A great place to live
and raise a family



A book about the people who have made a memorable impact on Nutley, New Jersey, throughout its history.

Nutley NJ Notables:  The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, NJ

Nutley Notables Volume One


Nutley NJ Notables, Volume Two by Anthony Buccino

Nutley Notables Volume Two


NUTLEY NJ SNAPSHOTS In Plain View by Anthony Buccino

Nutley Snapshots


Nutley NJ Sons Honor Roll- remembering the men who paid for our freedom

Nutley Sons Honor Roll


Belleville NJ and Nutley, NJ, in the Civil War - a brief history

Nutley and Belleville
in the Civil War


Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?

 The Nutley Post Office was stolen, building and all.

Mark Twain ate his first ice cream cone in Nutley.

Memorial Park was once a private farm.

The 300-foot ITT microwave tower fell in 1996.

Nutley homes once lined the Passaic River.

Actor Michael Gubitosi (Robert Blake) was born in Nutley in 1933.

Benito Mussolini once owned a corner lot in Nutley.

Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemeier once lived in Nutley.

A National League umpire now lives in Nutley.

 Jersey Boy – Frankie Valli once lived in Nutley.

Tiger cartoonist Bud Blake was born in Nutley.

 Buzz Nutley has never been to Nutley.

Miss June 1994 Playmate was born in Nutley in 1969.

NJ’s first female Secretary of State was from Nutley.

The Enclosure was once an artists’ colony.

 CNBC’s Steve Fastook worked at Nutley’s cable TV station.

Boston Red Sox announcer Tina Cervasio is a Nutley girl.

New York Time architecture critic Paul Goldberger hails from Nutley.

The novel Rudder Grange was written while the author lived in Nutley.

 The first show Up Pops The Devil at the Nutley Little Theatre was written by a hometown gal.


Greetings From Belleville, NJ by Anthony Buccino

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.


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