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Somerville Rent Spikes; $2,500/Month in Back Bay; More

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Catch up on this week's top stories from Curbed Boston.

Rendering of the new Ball Square T station

SOMERVILLE—A new report says the Green Line extension will bring sharp rent increases. But since when has Somerville been really all that affordable?

BACK BAY—Here's what $2,500 a month rents you in the tony neighborhood.

CAMBRIDGE—Speaking of affordability, the only listing under $250,000 in both Cambridge and Somerville sold in a few days—and after a bidding war.

DOWNTOWN CROSSING—The condo tower 45 Province dropped its priciest penthouse yet: $5,699,000 for a 2,837-square-foot spread.