HDEM to Test Soil Around Lost Marsh Golf Course

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that with the sudden death of over 12 swans around the George Lake area, he has instructed the Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) to begin testing the area around the Lost Marsh Golf Course for the presence of abnormal amounts of lead in the soil. Ron Novak and his HDEM team …

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

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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 ...
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City Files Suit Over Copper Wire Theft

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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 …

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Stateline Residents Receive Long Awaited Flood Insurance Relief

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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 …

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Hammond Announces Interest in Gary Gaming License

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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 …

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City of Hammond Announces Second Starbucks Location in Hammond

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development have confirmed the opening of a second Starbucks location within the City of Hammond. The new location, which is a 2,100 square foot stand-alone building and a 1.5 Million Dollar investment will be located in the Marina District Redevelopment area in the Robertsdale section of Hammond. The store …

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Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center Ribbon Cutting

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Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. for a ribbon cutting of the new Hammond Sportsplex & Community Center on Thursday, September 27th at 1pm at the new facility at 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. The public is welcome to come to celebrate, have some refreshments, tour the facility and see what the Sportsplex has to offer the community.

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Hammond Announces No Elevated Lead Levels in Its Potable Water

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The Hammond Water Works Department has reviewed the statement issued by the School City of Hammond reporting that certain fixtures located within certain schools preliminarily tested positive for elevated levels of lead. In conjunction with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Hammond Water Works Department routinely tests its water purification plant and the entire circulatory system in various locations …

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony. When completed, Hessville Park visitors will enjoy an Interactive water feature, poured-in-place safety surfacing in the playground area, new concrete style skate park, …

Final Groundbreaking at Oxbow Landing

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce the final groundbreaking at the Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond. When first elected in 2004, Mayor McDermott saw the economic potential for this site and one of his first major projects was to demolish the crime-ridden buildings in 2006 and create a plan to …