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Rent Control for Boston? 58.1 Percent No, 41.9 Percent Yes

Yup. The vote was close in our weekly poll: Should Boston, Cambridge and Brookline bring back rent control? It disappeared after a 1994 statewide vote on the matter. We got some strong reaction on this one via email and our comments section, with some of you deploring the stubbornly high rents Hub-wide (why, Eastie just saw a double-digit jump!) and others of you pointing out the absurdly high hurdles here for building new apartments. Further thoughts? Let us know. Be nice.

· Time to Bring Rent Control Back to Boston, Cambridge? [Curbed Boston]
· East Boston Landlords Plan Ahead: Apartment Rents Spike [Curbed Boston]