Hammond Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.) 2019


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Dear League President/Team Manager: On behalf of the City of Hammond, I am excited to announce and invite your baseball team(s) to what has become one of the premier summer invitational tournament in the region. From Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, the fifth annual Hammond Invitational Tournament (HIT) will take place throughout Hammond. Over the last several …

New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins in Hammond


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are excited to announce construction of the new pedestrian bridge over Calumet Avenue and Conkey Street beginning today. Funding for the majority of the project comes through the Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s (NIRPC) access to Federal Transportation Enhancement funding. The local match comes from the City. The bridge connecting …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Warming Shelters Available in Response to Extreme Cold


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected today and into next week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. …

Hammond Department of Environmental Management Releases Testing Results


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) and Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., have reviewed the results of the recently gathered X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Soil Data samples taken by HDEM at the Lost Marsh Golf Course, and around the North Basin of George Lake. The Mayor ordered the soil testing to determine if city property contained dangerously …

Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss

Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake.  Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help. A north Hammond woman was walking her unleashed dog along the trail when her dog ran onto the ice and …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces 2019 “Mayor’s Night Out” Schedule


CATEGORY: Featured, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Night Out schedule for 2019. The Mayor’s Night Out program is an open public forum that allows the residents of Hammond access to the Mayor and a representative from each city department to discuss Hammond’s current events. Be sure and mark your calendars to join us for this very ...
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City Files Suit Over Copper Wire Theft


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. made good on a promise this week when the City of Hammond filed a lawsuit against two men accused of vandalizing the city over the summer. The lawsuit alleges that Jossean M. Echevarria of Becker Street in Hammond and Diquan N. Ray of Burnham, Illinois spent over three months stealing copper wire from city lights …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Stateline Residents Receive Long Awaited Flood Insurance Relief


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is thrilled to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted flood insurance relief for additional residents in the Forest Avenue and Stateline Avenue sections in southwest Hammond. Residents will receive flood insurance relief on November 14, 2018 after FEMA approved the Letter of Map Revision prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Announces Interest in Gary Gaming License


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced his support for the relocation of a casino license that is currently held by the Majestic Star Casino in the City of Gary to a location in the City of Hammond. “Today a legislative study committee recommended relocating the two licenses held by Majestic Star in Buffington Harbor. We want the legislature to …