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2016-Bruce Cohen-Capitol View Ave

1. How long have you lived in Capitol View Park? I have lived in CVP since 1949. I was married in the field behind my house, and my two sons were born in the house and raised here.  As president of the CVPCA, I lead the successful effort (with the indomitable force of Diane Smith, now in MA) to prevent 37 townhouses from being built on Brunswick Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road.

2. What is your favorite thing about Capitol View Park? Some of my fondest memories include the stream clean-up a couple of years ago on New Year's Day, the times folks come out in heavy snows to push cars up CVA, and the willingness of neighbors to help one another.

3. Tell us one thing about yourself. I left CVP for Kenya in 1987, and returned in 2005 to renovate the house and have been hosting house concerts, 35, to date.