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Mayor McDermott reschedules October Mayor’s Night Out

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the October 18, 2017 Mayor’s Night Out in the 6th District due to a scheduling conflict. The new date will be Monday, October 30, 2017 at Galaxy Hall, 6723 Kennedy Avenue from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Parking is provided at the Hose Connection across the street. The Mayor’s Night Out Program was initiated …

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Mayor McDermott Announces the Installation and Operation of “Hammond’s Blue Net”

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The City of Hammond is proud to announce “Hammond’s Blue Net”, a string of 33 permanently mounted License Plate Reading (LPR) cameras, are now permanently mounted and fully operating on all Hammond entry and exit points. These 33 permanent locations will be aided by 2 mobile units that are continuously operating in police cars operating at all times on the …

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Downtown Hammond-Grand Marquette Trail Connector Project

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The City of Hammond in a collaborative effort with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission has plans to construct a bike trail connection from Downtown Hammond to the Grand Marquette Trail. This connection will ultimately connect the trails from South Hammond through to Wolf Lake and a loop around the Irving Park Neighborhood allowing safe access to bikers, runners …

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Major Improvements to Hammond Park

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced the ribbon cutting of the park at the corner of Cline Avenue and 173rd Street in Hammond. This all came about when Amy Radolak with “Girls on the Run” from Hess School met with 6th District Councilman, Scott Rakos and Mark Heintz, Parks Superintendent , with their plans to clean up the …

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Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor …

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Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center Groundbreaking Set for Friday, August 11th

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The City of Hammond invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at the site of the former Woodmar Mall, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. The new 135,000-sft complex will offer six basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, two regulation-sized indoor soccer fields, six indoor batting cages …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Administrative Personnel Changes

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce numerous changes taking place in his administration. “Three of the positions listed below were created for succession purposes,” stated Mayor McDermott. “For instance, Mark, Rick and Matt will be able to step in and fulfill the duties of their respective Directors in the case of illness, vacation or other unforeseen …

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Hammond Increases Police Presence Through Hiring of Correction Officers

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the hiring of four new civilian Correction Officers. These Correction Officers will take the place of uniformed Hammond Police Department officers who have traditionally guarded the detainees in Hammond City Jail. “This is comparable to hiring four police officers,” stated Mayor McDermott. “With the new Correctional Officers, four of our …

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Lear Corporation to Build New $30 million, 240,000 sq. ft. Facility in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and the City of Hammond’s Economic Development team, is proud to announce that a development agreement between the Lear Corporation and the City of Hammond will be presented for approval to the Hammond Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday, July 18th. This agreement represents months of negotiations to keep Hammond’s 4th largest employer in the City and …

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Mayor McDermott Answers Seven Questions that Clarify Hammond’s Position on the South Shore Expansion

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In response to a misleading Times editorial on Sunday July 2nd, Mayor McDermott felt the need to clarify Hammond’s position on this proposal by answering the following seven questions: Without Hammond’s commitment of $27 million dollars, The Times editors warn that “… Hammond would lose out on construction of a new Gateway Station, a maintenance facility and a South Hammond …