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 …

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. is pleased to announce the following personnel changes, effective January 2015.

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Donna Muta will take over as Superintendent of the Hammond Park Department. Donna became an employee with the City of Hammond in 2005. She has held many positions including, parks, special events coordinator, and public works district supervisor. Leanne Munoz will move from the College Bound Coordinator to become Hammond’s Special Events Coordinator. Leanne started with the City in 2011 …

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology Aaccepting Applications

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The Hammond Academy of Science and Technology is currently accepting applications for 6th grade class lottery for 2015-16. Applications are available on line at www.hammondacademy.org,, or at the school, located at 33 Muenich Court in downtown Hammond. The incoming 6th grade lottery will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the school. In addition, HAST is …

Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Hammond’s Oxbow Landing

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November 29, 2014 – Joseph S. Pete A line wrapped around the building when a popular casual dining restaurant opened at Hammond’s Oxbow Landing, a major redevelopment project just north of the Little Calumet River. Buffalo Wild Wings just opened a 7,000-square-foot eatery which features the chain’s new “stadia” concept, a first-in-Northwest Indiana design that makes the restaurant’s interior look …

Mayor McDermott Issues Statement Regarding FBI Findings of HPD Case

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation informed the Hammond Police Department that it has cleared the two officers involved in the Jones arrest to return to active duty. Previously the Indiana State Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Department declined my invitation to investigate the matter. While the FBI investigation was pending, Officers Vicari and Turner were assigned office duties. After this …

Hammond council approves water bond ordinance

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November 17, 2014 – Ed Bierschenk The City Council Monday took final action on an 18-year bond issue that could provide the city with some $30 million to pay off debt and possibly provide some surplus revenue next year. The bond issue will be paid off from money brought in from increased water rates charged to Chicago Heights under the …

South Shore extension discussion keeps rolling in Hammond

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October 26, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. knows what U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, wants for the South Shore Rail Line commuter extension to Munster and Dyer — $900,000 a year the city’s share of the county economic development tax for the next 30 years. What McDermott said he doesn’t know from the congressman is where the …