Mayor McDermott Named “Outstanding Public Official”

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. was named Outstanding Public Official by the Indiana Greenways Foundation.  Karen Bohn, President of the Foundation presented the award at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 24th in Indianapolis for aggressively working to transform the City of Hammond into a bicycle and pedestrian destination.  In the past year, the City of Hammond has added several new bike …

Mayor McDermott Announces Relocation of American Stair Corporation to Hammond

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American Stair Corporation, the country’s leading stair manufacturer which is currently located in Romeoville, Illinois, is relocating their state of the art production facility to Hammond, Indiana in 2015. They have purchased a formerly vacant 72,000 square foot building, with over 8 acres of land, at 3520 Calumet Ave, in North Hammond. They will invest around $3.8 million into what …

Mayor McDermott comments on “Super Bowl Blizzard” snow removal efforts

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Over the past couple of days, I’ve received dozens of complaints about the condition of Hammond streets following the Super Bowl Blizzard. Many of these complaints were professionally written, legitimate and courteous. Most, however, were not. They were mean spirited attacks against the integrity and work ethic of Hammond’s Public Works employees and about my lack of ability to lead …

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology Accepting Applications

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The Hammond Academy of Science and Technology will hold the incoming 6th grade lottery on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the school. The application deadline for the 6th grade lottery was January 30, 2014. In addition, HAST is accepting applications for grades 9-11. Interested parents and students are encouraged to contact the school directly for inquiries for …

Mayor McDermott calls for referendum on South Shore Rail expansion project

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Residents of northwest Indiana continue to sit on the sidelines of one of the most expensive and important economic development decisions as our state legislators are being lobbied behind closed doors in Indianapolis. Our Congressman and others who would like to see a $600 million expansion of the South Shore line from Hammond into Dyer continue attempts to get our …

Mayor McDermott announces “HUB of Innovation” ribbon cutting this Friday

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A formerly vacant building in downtown Hammond is being revitalized and celebrated with its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:00pm. The HUB of Innovation, at 5233 Hohman Avenue, is an extension of the Hammond Innovation Center, in partnership between the Redevelopment Commission and the Hammond Development Corporation. The HUB, which stands for Hammond Understands …

Mayor McDermott announces “Advance Life Support care personnel added to Fire Station #8”

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and The Hammond Fire Department would like to announce that the Ambulance at Station #8 in Hessville will be a Paramedic staffed ambulance effective Friday, January 9th. Currently the ambulance is staffed with 2 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and they provide Basic life Support (BLS) level of care. Now it will be staffed with at …

Warming shelters available in response to expected extreme cold

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this 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. if necessary to …