COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES (Chapters 211 through 262)
REMEDIES RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY
PROCEEDINGS FOR SETTLEMENT OF TITLE TO LAND
Section 7. If in such action the court finds that actual service cannot be, or has not been, made upon a defendant, it may at the request of the plaintiff order notice of the action to be posted in a conspicuous place on the land or to be published in a newspaper within or without the commonwealth, or both, or to be given in such other manner as it considers most effectual, and may also require personal notice to be given. Notice given under this section shall be constructive service on all the defendants.