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Press Release Housing Court to Hold Weekly Session at Chelsea District Court

For immediate release:
9/19/2019
  • Massachusetts Court System
  • Housing Court
  • District Court

Media Contact for Housing Court to Hold Weekly Session at Chelsea District Court

Jennifer Donahue and Erika Gully-Santiago

BOSTON, MAHousing Court Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan and Deputy Court Administrator Benjamin Adeyinka today announced that the Housing Court will begin holding weekly sessions at the Chelsea District Court located at 120 Broadway in Chelsea on Monday, September 30, 2019.

"The Chelsea session plays an important role in serving the local and surrounding communities, and is possible thanks to the dedication of local community leaders and legislators as well as support from Trial Court leadership and the District Court," said Chief Justice Sullivan.

The court will be in session every Monday at 9:00 a.m., excluding holidays, and will hear cases for Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, and East Boston. Jury trials and small claims cases will continue to be held in Boston. Filings for all cases assigned to the Chelsea session must be filed at the Housing Court Clerk’s Office located in the Edward Brooke Courthouse at 24 New Chardon Street in Boston.

The Housing Court consists of six divisions throughout Massachusetts, and has jurisdiction to hear cases involving landlord and tenant disputes, code enforcement matters, and general civil litigation. In 2018, the Court’s jurisdiction expanded to provide an additional two million people in 84 cities and towns with access to a housing court. The six divisions are: Central, Eastern, Metro South, Northeast, Southeast, and Western.

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Media Contact for Housing Court to Hold Weekly Session at Chelsea District Court

Massachusetts Court System 

The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.

Housing Court 

The Housing Court hears eviction cases, small claims cases, and civil actions involving personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, discrimination, and other claims. The Housing Court also hears code enforcement actions and appeals of local zoning board decisions that affect residential housing. The Housing court is led by Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan and Deputy Court Administrator Benjamin O. Adeyinka. The Housing Court has 15 judges and covers all fourteen counties of the Commonwealth. The Housing Court has 6 divisions: Central, Eastern, Metro South, Northeast, Southeast, and Western.

District Court 

The District Court Department hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases.
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