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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 24, 2015

 Dear Editor-          I'd like to comment on Mr. Joe Lambert’s letters concerning the now infamous flag poles. It looks like this is g...

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In the Schools

In The Schools

South Plainfield High School Students Honored: John Chillemi and Joshua Stasenko

March 21, 2015

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and the Association of School Administrators hosted the 30th Annual Student Recognition Program honoring outstanding Juniors and Seniors in Middles...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Announcements

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Hold Annual Keystone Community Luncheon

March 27, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council 6203 held their annual Keystone Community Lunch at the Holy Savior Academy on March 14th. Every Month Sacred Heart Church h...

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Community Life

Community Life

Citadel Cadet Robert Waldrop joins the Class of 2016 Summerall Guards

March 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC -- When they move, people stop to watch. Since 1932 The Citadel's Summerall Guards have provided precision drill performances and made appearances, representing the best of th...

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Today's Events

Mayor's Wellness Corner

Mayor's Wellness Corner

SOUTH PLAINFIELD’S ANNUAL FAMILY

March 23, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, The Mayor’s Wellness Committee, in conjunction with JFK Health Systems will sponsor South Plainfield’s Family Health and Fitness Fair.  The event will...

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Borough Council News.........

South Plainfield Borough Council News

Borough Council Meeting of March 16

March 17, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -There was second reading of ordinance #2018, an ordinance amending ordinance No. 1953 entitled “An ordinance of the Borough of South Plainfield, county of Middlesex, ...

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Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

As most of you know, our children’s room closed a couple of weeks ago as part of our ongoing expansion of the library, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any kids books to chec...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Doctors Express – South Plainfield Put Health First

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As spring nears, many of us fall back into habits we swore on the new year we wouldn’t do anymore. This is why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us of t...

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Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

April Programs: Old Favorites (and New Ones!) at the Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, NJ – This April, the Zimmerli Art Museum offers new events and installations, in addition to recurring programs. Family favorites include Passport to Art, Music at the Museu...

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Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

BARNES-VITALE BILL TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RELOCATED FROM CLOSING DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS ADVANCES

Legislation Would Require Individuals to be Placed within a 30-Mile Radius of Development Center  TRENTON – In response to the deaths of two North Jersey men who choked to death a...

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Guest Column

Awareness of Genetically Modified Organisms

The debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is more and more present every day.  GMOs are considered living organisms that do not occur in nature, but are genetically enhanced or mo...

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Jane Dornick “BusyBusy Mom” Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

By DARLENE TEDESCO CULLEN

July 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield resident Jane Dornick, 53, pleaded guilty, prior to the selection of a jury, to Count One of an indictment charging her with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Dornick was arrested on Feb. 19, 2013. The remaining counts will be dismissed at sentencing. Dornick entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court.  

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Aug. 16, 2010, Dornick coerced and used “Victim 1,” a minor female, to perform sexually explicit acts and live stream them over the Internet to former South Plainfield Police Captain Michael Grennier, 51, who watched remotely via his computer in his home in South Plainfield.

The charge of sexual exploitation of a child is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2014.

Grennier pleaded guilty before Judge Wolfson to a separate charge of the sexual exploitation of a minor on Dec. 16, 2013, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 20, 2014.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, for the investigation leading to today’s plea. Fishman also thanked the South Plainfield Borough Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police James Parker, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Andrew Carey, for their assistance with the investigation.

Dornick worked as a writer and photographer for the South Plainfield Observer, where she wrote extensively on education and local-government issues. In addition, she penned a column under the pseudonym “Busy Busy Mom.”  

South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker thanked the FBI, the South Plainfield Detective Bureau and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office for their investigative work and for bringing this case to its conclusion.