Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces New Assistant Fire Chief

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces a new Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, South Battalion Chief and a probationary firefighter have been named to the City of Hammond Fire Department. Battalion Chief Jack Callahan , a 27 year veteran will succeed Assistant Chief Scott Rakos of the Hammond Fire Department who recently announced his retirement. Mr. Rakos was recently elected to …

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Ground-breaking for a new Affordable Housing Development

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Local, state and federal officials today joined investment and development partners to celebrate the ground breaking of Flagstone Village –the newest affordable housing development in Hammond, Indiana. Flagstone Village is being developed by Homestead Enterprise Housing (HEH), which was also the developer for each of the previous four phases. HEH is the non-profit instrumentality of Hammond Housing Authority (“HHA”), using …

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Heather Garay Appointed to Board of Public Works

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Heather Garay has been appointed to serve on the Board of Public Works for the City of Hammond. Ms. Garay will replace Edward Krusa who has served on the Board since May 2014. The Board of Public Works is responsible for the public safety and control of the public rights-of-way which includes digging requests, …

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Mayor McDermott Comments on Cell Phone Safety for Children

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is asking parents to talk with their children about safe and smart cell phone safety. With the increasing number of children using cell phones, especially children under 12, it is imperative they know when and where to use their phones.  When used appropriately, a cell phone keeps kids in touch with you and the …

Hammond Sewers Vandalized, Deliberately Filled with Hot Asphalt

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The Hammond Sewer Department was recently called to the 7000 block of Marshall on a home back-up issue. Upon inspection of the sewer in the alley, it was determined that an individual or individuals had intentionally poured hot asphalt down the manholes. In some areas of the 15 inch sewer, it was 80% full of asphalt. Two-70ft sections of the …

Hammond meets with NICTD regarding the South Shore Expansion plan

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Representatives from the City of Hammond recently met with NICTD representatives, in a 2 ½ hour meeting, in regards to the latest status of the proposed South Shore extension to Dyer. Please keep in mind that the South Shore Expansion plan is in the very initial stages and cannot be finalized until the completion of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), …

Illinois-Based Industrial Supply Distributor Selects Hammond For Operations Hub

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After standing empty for several years, the former IFI building at 651 Conkey Street will have a new owner. Root Brothers Manufacturing and Supply Company is expanding their main operations to Hammond. The 88 year old company will centralize their National Distribution Center to the 86,000 square foot building. Root Brothers is a full line MRO supplier and services Government, …

GOHAMMOND.TV LIVE BROADCAST OF MAYORAL DEBATE DENIED

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The League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area informed GoHammond.tv over the weekend that it would not be allowed to live stream the scheduled mayoral debate that is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015. GoHammond.tv had previously planned to air the debate live so that all Hammond residents could view the debate over the internet. This decision by …