Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond to Assist in Funding GPTC’s Lakeshore South Route

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced today that the City of Hammond has committed to providing a one-time amount of $50,000 to assist the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC). The Town of Merrillville had already agreed to donate a similar amount. The Lake County Government has proudly donated $150,000 towards GPTC. The monies from the City of Hammond, coupled …

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Ribbon Cutting at New Forsythe Park Dog Park

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Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Dog Park at Forsythe Park (across from the pavilion). The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 8th at 4:00pm Be sure to bring your canine friends with you.

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Lear Corporation Groundbreaking

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Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Lear Corporation officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, November 1st at 3:00pm for the new Lear manufacturing plant to be located at 2204 Michigan Street, Hammond.

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LPR Cameras Instrumental in Capturing Robbery Suspect

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is pleased to announce that the new LPR system, dubbed Hammond Blue Net, was instrumental in identifying a vehicle in connection with multiple home invasions and robberies in both Hammond and Lansing. The information led the Hammond Police to the identification and capture of a suspect who is currently in custody pending charges. The …

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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 …