This breaking news was posted on the Star-Ledger website by Joe MalinconicoÂ this evening.
Gov. Jon CorzineÂ this afternoon announced Bass Levin’s appointment as deputy executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Officials said she will make about $250,000 a year — about double what she makes as commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
A former mayor of Cherry Hill, Bass LevinÂ was appointed New Jersey’s community affairs commissioner in 2002 by then-Gov. James McGreevey. She left that post for about six months in 2005 to work on Corzine’s gubernatorial campaign and returned to the job when Corzine took office in 2006.
At the Port Authority, she will replace Jamie Fox, who is going into private consulting business. She will be New Jersey’s point person as the agency moves ahead on building a new train tunnel to Midtown Manhattan and redeveloping Lower Manhattan.