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Reorganization Brings New Leadership for Springfield

New roles and offices for Springfield residents.

At the Springfield Township Annual Reorganization Meeting, residents took oaths for the following offices, boards and positions.

Mayor: David Amlen

Deputy Mayor: Richard Huber


Department of Revenue and Finance: David Barnett (Chair) and David Amlen

Department of Public Safety: David Amlen (Chair) Richard Huber

Department of Administration: Margaret Bandrowski (Chair), David Barnett

Department of Public Affairs Richard Huber (Chair), Ziad Andrew Shehady

Department of Public Works: Ziad Andrew Shehady, Margaret Bandrowski

Township Attorney: Neil Dworkin, Esq.

Special counsel for tax appeals: Robert Renaud, Esq

Deputy Court Administrator and Violations Clerk: Rebecca McCarthy.

Municipal Court Prosecutor: Yale Greenspoon, Esq.

Alternates: Michael Wittenberg, Dawn Donahue, Esq.

Municipal Court Public Defender: Steven Goldstein, Esq

Alternates: Peter Fico, Esq.

Township Engineer/Consultant: Art Elias, P.E., of Keller & Kirkpatrick

Township Planner: Robert Michaels

Township Auditor: Robert B. Cagnassola, of the firm of Suplee, Clooney & Company.

Bond Counsel: Steven Rogut, Esq., of the firm of Rogut McCarthy, LLC

Labor Counsel Matthew Giacobbe, Esq., of the firm of Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri, Jacobs LLC,

Board of Adjustment: Cynthia Siderman

Alternate: Adam Friedman

Board of Health

Dr. Leonard Bielory

Library Board

Cheryl Mullman

Mayor’s Representative to the Springfield Free Public Library: Risa Greiss

Rent Leveling Board: Jeanine Grasso, Janie Marrin, Hope Rosenberg.

Rent Leveling Board Attorney: Joseph Cappa, Esq.,

Secretary to the Rent Leveling Board
: Rosalie Berger

Planning Board: David Barnett (TC Representative), Dave Amlen (Mayor’s Representative). Andrew Schwartz, Sharon Kessel, Joseph DeJohn, Dennis Gozlan, Rich Colandrea, Mike Disko.

Environmental Commission: Michael Furci, Faith Racusin, Betzy Blondet, Denise DeVone (Chair) Richard Huber (TC Representative).

Alternates: Howard Aspan, Bill Levidow

Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer: Mardini

Tax Map Official: Art Elias, P.E.

Safety Officer: Scott Seidel

Recreation Committee

Jackie Spencer Paul Ciullo Dan Wilkenfeld, Thomas Wisniewski Sy Mullman Lawrence Dvorchik Kathy Mooney Rick Gelo, Richard Huber (TC Representative).

Committee on Revenue Sharing: Bob Groder, David Mitchell

Alternates: Sam Mardini, Rich Colandrea.

Springfield Improvement Team
: Alfredo Saurini. Margaret Bandrowski (TC Representative)

Emergency Management Council

  • Coordinator: Scott Seidel
  • Deputy Coordinator:
  • Police Division: John Cook
  • Fire Division: James Sanford
  • Hazmat Officer: Marc Corea
  • First Aid Squad: Apu Mullick
  • Township Engineer: Art Elias
  • Health Officer: Lisa Gullo
  • Mayor: David Amlen
  • Administrator: Anthony Cancro
  • Township Clerk: Linda Donnelly
  • School Superintendent: Michael Davino
  • Business & Industry: Edward Werner
  • Media: Adam Bulger

Union County Transportation Advisory Board: Shane Ronan, Ziad Andrew Shehady

Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board: Lorraine Seidel, Sandy Weinger  (Alternate)

Solid Waste Advisory Board: Zoad Andrew Shehady

School Crossing Guards

Tracy DiMassimo, Paul Drzik, Ronald Mitinisky, AngeloTorrisi, Vanessa Epps, Joseph Nitti, Howard Block, Sam Fox, Paul Panter, Josephine D’Achille,Rosalind Jones, Elizabeth Piedl, Boris Danishevsky, K. Johnson, William Spohn, Harold Driscol, Yefim Koifman, John Catallo, Ed Drummond, Elizabeth Reino, Paul Scalici Leva Milov, Alfred Torrisi

Auxiliary Police Officers

Scott Seidel Nick D’Achille, David Root, Angelo Palumbo, Gary Butler, Jeffrey Katz, Seneta Whiting, William Epstein, Wally Schultz, Ron Mitnitsky, Avi Nisani, Arthur Haliczer, Joe Teixeira, Gina Corcione, Cherly Becker, Gladys Salas, Robert Abraham Ken Rygiel, Jeffrey Lewis, John Vesper, Scott Schumacher, Howard Apsan, Antonio Nacci, Sara Abraham

First Aid Squad

  • President: Elizabeth J. Fritzen
  • Vice President: Kenneth Siletski
  • Treasurer: Zachary Sandyman
  • Secretary: Lauren “Jill” Siletski
  • Corresponding Secretary: Shira Raymond
  • Captain: Apu Mullick
  • 1st Lieutenant: Shane Ronan
  • 2nd Lieutenant:Tracy Voorhees
  • Supply Sergeant: Joe Voorhees
  • Trustee, Jaclyn Herzlinger
  • House Committee Trustee: Gloria Simpson



Editor's Note: the original version of this article misidentified the Deputy Mayor. It is in fact Rich Huber. We regret the error. 

B Freeman January 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM
David Barnett (Chair) Springfield Department of Revenue and Finance SEC Charges Financial Media Company & Executives Involved in Accounting Fraud FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2012-270 Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital financial media company and three executives for their roles in an accounting fraud that artificially inflated company revenues and misstated operating income to investors. “Alwine and Barnett used crooked tactics, Ashman ignored basic accounting rules, and TheStreet failed to put controls in place to spot the wrongdoing,” said Andrew M. Calamari, Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office. “The SEC will continue to root out accounting fraud and punish the executives responsible.”
B Freeman January 03, 2013 at 09:06 PM
David Barnett (Chair) Springfield Department of Revenue and Finance U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Litigation Release No. 22575 / December 18, 2012 SEC Charges TheStreet, Inc. & Former Executives In Connection With Accounting Fraud The SEC alleges that throughout 2008, Eric Ashman, TheStreet's former Chief Financial Officer, aided and abetted the fraud by improperly and prematurely recognizing revenue based on several of the former subsidiary's transactions. According to the complaint, Ashman caused TheStreet to recognize revenue when he knew or recklessly disregarded that there was no basis for revenue recognition. Gregg Alwine and David Barnett, co-presidents of the subsidiary, are alleged to have aided and abetted the fraud by entering into sham transactions, and fabricating and backdating contracts and other documents. In addition, Barnett is charged with leading TheStreet's auditor to believe that the subsidiary had performed services and thereby earned revenue on a specific transaction when in fact it had not performed those services. Alwine and Barnett will pay penalties of $120,000 and $130,000, respectively, and will be barred from serving as officers or directors of a public company for ten years.
Margaret Bandrowski January 03, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Deputy Mayor is Richard Huber.
DaJo January 04, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Not much confidence in this organization - they lost it before they even started the job. For many reasons before they were even sworn-in, they did not inspire much faith. "Leadership" is not a word that should be associated with this gang. There is hardly anything "new" about many of these recycled names. Isn't the "new" Public Defender Steven Goldstein the old Mayor who resigned around the same time there was all the hoopla about the sex parlor on Morris Avenue?
Tony T January 05, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Municipal Court Prosecutor: Yale Greenspoon, Esq. wasn't he the Board of Health Attorney.... Nice job for being a good soldier! Nay but none of that was political... Him or Bergen the other Board of Health Attorney.... Just lucky...


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