First HAST graduation to be streamed live @gohammond.tv


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

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


CATEGORY: College Bound, Mayor's Office, News

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


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

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


CATEGORY: Code Enforcement, Mayor's Office, News

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 ...

Hammond shifts recycling to Republic Services


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

May 04, 2014 6:20 pm • Matt Mikus HAMMOND | Hammond is moving its recycling program from a division of the Department of Public Works to a private contractor. The city entered a 10-year agreement with Republic Services of Indiana, and will change the recycling program to a one-bin system starting July 1. The one bin will allow residents to ...