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Joseph D. Feaster Jr.

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Joseph D. Feaster Jr.

Joseph D. Feaster Jr.

In a unanimous vote, the Stoughton Board of Selectmen appointed Joseph D. Feaster Jr. interim town manager.

Feaster is an attorney and counsel to the law firm McKenzie and Associates, P.C. He has previously served as the interim administrator of the Boston Housing Authority; as chairman of the Boston Board of Appeal; and as an assistant secretary and general counsel in the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Administration and Finance.

“Joe is going to keep the town moving forward and, hopefully, will put some building blocks in place for the permanent one (town manager) who (will eventually) be hired,” said Selectmen Chairman John Stagnone.

Feaster replaces Francis T. Crimmins Jr.

Feaster received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

He has been actively involved in several community, academic, and business organizations in Massachusetts, including Commonwealth’s Workforce Investment Board (member); Greater Boston Civil Rights Coalition (co-chair); Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Association (past president); and the Boston Enhanced Enterprise Community Advisory Board (past chairman).

Feaster took the oath of office last week while his wife Phyllis Feaster and pastor Rev. John M. Borders III held his Bible.

“I am honored to serve as interim town manager and look forward to the opportunity,” Feaster said.