Kelly Makes a Hire

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is rumored to be looking at a mayoral run in 2009, just hired away the director of the Port Authority’s Public Affairs Department, John McCarthy, according to two sources.

McCarthy joined the bi-state agency in the Fall of 2005 and is highly regarded by his colleagues there. It‘s unclear if he‘ll take on a press role, or some policy position with Kelly.

McCarthy did not return several messages and a spokesman for the police department had no comment since McCarthy’s hire has not formally benn announced.