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Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituary for Ryan Rhoads

May 27, 2015

SPC Ryan T. Rhoads, 23, of South Plainfield, New Jersey died on May 21, 2015 in Hinesville, GA.  Ryan was born in New Brunswick and raised in North Plainfield until his family moved to ...

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Community Announcements

Family Movie Night Fundraiser

May 29, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ: Bring the whole family, lawn chairs and blankets for a robotic evening under the stars at the FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT fundraiser hosted by the SPHS TIGER TECH Robotics Team, ...

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Press Releases

19th Annual James and Doris Boyle Memorial Golf Tournament – June 6th

May 27, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 19th Annual James and Doris Boyle Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  It will be held on Heron Glen Golf Course at 110 State ...

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Mayor's Wellness Corner

Mayor's Wellness Corner

JFK Health Sponsors South Plainfield’s Spring Health and Fitness Fair

May 21, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center looked more like JFK Medical Center, as residents lined-up to participate in the Mayor’s Wellness Committee’s Spring ...

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Letters to Editor

In the Schools

In The Schools

Family Movie Night Fundraiser

May 29, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ: Bring the whole family, lawn chairs and blankets for a robotic evening under the stars at the FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT fundraiser hosted by the SPHS TIGER TECH Robotics Team, ...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Life

Community Life

First Baptist Church Adopts Church Street

May 18, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Church Trustee Joseph Cabanas, on behalf of the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to ...

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Today's Events

Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

“The truth has a way of changing people's plans.” ― Veronica Roth, Insurgent The truth of any construction project is that there are always changes in the plans.  We ...

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Cooking With Craig

Grilled Corn With Honey Lime Butter, Cilantro, Chili and Queso Fresco

This simple dish is a great side dish during a meal or eaten as an appetizer the same way you would at a street fair.  Loaded with flavor, this sweet and savory dish, should please children ...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Listeria in the News

You may be taking a break from some of your favorite snacks lately, due to recent concerns over listeria bacteria in food products.  A food-borne, bacterial infection most often passed ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

EDISON, NJ - I have been a true crime “junkie” since Truman Capote published the first “non-fiction novel,” the incomparable In Cold Blood in 1965. For seven years Capote ...

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South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

Knights Of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Contest Winners Announced

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday night, May 19, 2015, prior to the bi-monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus, South Plainfield Council, #6203, the first place winners of the Substance Abuse ...

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Lost and Found Pets

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.