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$800K Price-Chop; Green Line Extension; Curbed Cup 2012!

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The latest from our neighborhood-savvy sister site, Curbed Boston.

BACK BAY/SOUTH END—The transplendent penthouse at the Albert A. Pope Building (one of the Curbed Boston 76!) has cut its tag by another $800,000. Recall that the 3-BR, 2.5-BA, 3,500-square-foot spread with dictatorial views sliced its price $500,000 in early October.

SOMERVILLE—Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Joseph Curtatone and other officials announced this week that the impossible was actually happening: the extension of the Green Line beyond Lechemere to Union Square and Medford. It's all part of SomerVision.

BROOKLINETom Brady and Gisele Bundchen might be buying a 5-acre plot from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill. The plan? To build an East Coast redoubt right near Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The couple famously sold their Back Bay duplex in June and have a mansion in L.A.

HUB-WIDEAll aboard for the Curbed Boston Cup 2012! We're eliminating our way through 16 seeds to pick the Hub's No. 1 neighborhood of the year.