RAHWAY – Republican Municipal Chairman Patrick Cassio is demanding that the City Council stop publishing legal notices in The Union County Local Source because it has not acknowledged that a reporter regularly assigned to cover city news has a conflict of interest.
According to Cassio, Local Source reporter Cheryl Hehl is married to the city’s Director of Health and Senior Services, Warren Hehl, who makes more than $110,000 per year.
“Neither Ms. Hehl nor Worrall Newspapers, which owns The Local Source, have publicly disclosed the obvious conflict of interest, and as such the people of the City of Rahway have for a long time now, been subjected to the potential for highly skewed and unduly favorable versions of local events in that paper,” Cassio said.
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