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Josephine McNeil in PBS Newshour video,
"Should Consumers Move Money from the Megabanks?"




Josephine McNeil interview in Communities and Banking

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Communities & Banking has collected their recent interviews of dedicated women and men working to promote the economic strength of lower income people and communities in New England. Read their interview of CAN-DO's Executive Director Josephine McNeil which can be seen on p. 11. (PDF, opens in new window)


Read CAN-DO's Newsletter for Summer 2009
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CAN-DO Awarded $5,000 from Foundation

The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded CAN-DO Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton a $5,000 grant to sponsor CAN-DO's annual gala. The Recent Gala, raised awareness and support for the development of affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families in the Newton community (read more at Cambridge Savings Bank's website).

CAN-DO receiving grant from Cambridge Savingas Bank Charitable Foundation


Photo (L-R): David Ault, vice president, commercial real estate loan officer, Cambridge Savings Bank; Anne Cushman, director, Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation; Ruth Barnett, vice president, retail banking regional manager, Cambridge Savings Bank; Josephine McNeil, executive director, CAN-DO; Susan Lapierre, senior vice president, community relations and CRA officer, Cambridge Savings Bank; Douglas Faithfull, senior vice president, commercial real estate lending.


CAN-DO Presents Awards at Sixth Annual Celebration

At it's Sixth Annual Celebration, CAN-DO presented a special award, the Pillar Award, to Jason Rosenberg, Esq., for his probono representation of CAN-DO. The organization's annual Y.I.M.B.Y. Award was presented to Stephen Gartrell for his role in supporting the development of affordable housing in the City of Newton during his 35 years as the Director of Community Development and Housing. Please read more about the recipients in their biographies (PDF, opens in new window).

Representative Barney Frank presented the keynote speech before the awards ceremony.


Josephine McNeil with Barney Frank, Jason Rosenberg,and Steve Gartrell

Present in the photo are Congressman Frank, Jason Rosenberg, Josephine McNeil, and Stephen Gartrell.


Josephine McNeil honored by Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

The seventh annual MBHP Property Owner Appreciation Event, held at MBHP's Lincoln Street facility near South Station, featured a cocktail and appetizer mixer, followed by the keynote speaker and presentation of awards to four of MBHP's 4,300 property owners/managers who exemplify "above and beyond" commitment to their tenants.

Josephine McNeil was honored for her ongoing dedication to creating and preserving affordable housing in Newton and for her personal attention to her tenants. See press release for full story (PDF, opens in new window).

Josephine McNeil at MBHP award ceremony

Shown are Greater Boston Real Estate Board President and CEO Gregory Vasil, MBHP Director of Property Owner and Inspectional Services Kevin Donaher, MBHP Director of Client Services Maura Pensak, award recipient Josephine McNeil, and MBHP Executive Director Chris Norris.



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