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Media Contact for Housing Court to Hold Weekly Session at Chelsea District Court
Jennifer Donahue and Erika Gully-Santiago
BOSTON, MA — Housing 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.