2009 Preparations

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is picking up a new communications person: Mike Murphy, the City Hall stalwart currently on staff with Queens Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.

In addition to picking up a seasoned communications staffer, Carrion must be enjoying the fact that he’s bringing a Boston native to work in The Bronx.

As Vallone notes in an emailing announcing Murphy’s departure: “None of us are too sure how long a rabid Red Sox fan will survive up there.”

My guess: at least until 2009.

Azi Paybarah

UPDATE: The new Mike Murphy is my old colleague from the Queens Tribune, Andrew Moesel — who turns 25 this Friday.