Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail bridge over …

City breaks ground for Buffalo Wild Wings

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June 19, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw City officials broke ground Thursday on what will become a new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the Oxbow Landing development at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue. “We are excited to see the first of several developments at this site,” said Phil Taillon, executive director of the city’s Department of Planning and Development. Today I …

HAST graduates its first class and it was worth the wait

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June 13, 2014 – By Dave Ryan In 2005, the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was merely a dream of Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. as he convened a task force to explore options and measures that would potentially result in a new learning center for the city. Mayor McDermott assembled representatives from the School City of Hammond, Purdue University …

HAST graduates its first class and it was worth the wait

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June 13, 2014 12:00 am • By Dave Ryan Times Columnist In 2005, the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was merely a dream of Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. as he convened a task force to explore options and measures that would potentially result in a new learning center for the city. Mayor McDermott assembled representatives from the School City ...

First HAST graduation to be streamed live @gohammond.tv

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The first graduating class of the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology will walk the aisle tonight at Purdue University Calumet. The entire graduation program will be streamed lived on the Internet, courtesy of Mayor Thomas M McDermott Jr.. The service starts at 7:00pm and can be watched live at www.gohammond.tv. You can also watch replays of this event at …

College Bound is bound to help Hammond

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June 02, 2014 12:00 am • By Doug Ross Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going. College Bound offers financial aid for at least the first two years of college for students who have lived in Hammond at least eight years. That's a good ...

College Bound program extended 12 more years

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May 20, 2014 7:30 pm • Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall. It’s says if you're an 8-year-old resident of Hammond, you can have at least your first two years of college covered. McDermott signed the ordinance extending the city's College Bound Scholarship program through the 2025-26 ...

City celebrates its 400th home demolition

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May 14, 2014 8:00 pm • Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent HAMMOND │ The city Wednesday celebrated its 400th home demolition during the tenure of Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. “We’ve been doing a lot of work in 10 years,” McDermott said. “It’s been a huge priority for us.” Hammond uses a large part of its gaming money every year to demolish ...