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As Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court Department I issue the following Standing Order pursuant to my authority under G.L. c. 211B, § 10; G.L. c. 218, § 38; and G.L. c. 220, § 5, to establish which cases will be heard in the Boston Municipal Court Department Community Response Session.

Effective November 1, 2021, all BMC criminal cases involving defendants arrested on warrants or criminal charges in the area commonly known as “Mass and Cass”, as well as all BMC mental health cases initiated pursuant to G.L. c. 123 where the Respondent is apprehended in the Mass and Cass area, shall be heard in the BMC Community Response Session until further Order of this Court.  For purposes of this Order the Mass and Cass area shall be defined as the geographic location surrounded by: a) Melnea Cass Boulevard, Hampden Street and Norfolk Avenue to the train tracks to the south and west; b) Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street to the train tracks and Interstate Route 93 to the north and east; and c) Washington Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Harrison Avenue to the north,   as precisely defined by the area contained in the highlighted section on the map attached to this Order as Appendix A.

This Order is effective November 1, 2021 and shall remain in effect until further order of this Court. 

 

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