Hammond Police Department among first in the State to Join ‘Neighbors’ App by Ring


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond announce that the Hammond Police Department is among the first law enforcement agencies in the State of Indiana to join the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here) to provide Hammond residents with real-time neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Update to George Lake/Whiting Metals Air Quality Issue


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) has been closely following the air sampling results for lead from the air monitoring site located at the Hammond Sanitary District Pump Station which is near the intersection of Indianapolis Boulevard and Lakeview Street. The most recent air sampling results show an average lead reading of 0.091 ug/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Discusses Environmental Issues with State Officials


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced that on February 22, 2019, he initiated a conference call with representatives of Governor Holcomb’s office, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and members of the Commissioner’s staff to discuss the status and steps being taken to address two important issues facing the City of Hammond and its residents. …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott reschedules February Mayor’s Night Out


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the February 27, 2019 Mayor’s Night Out in the 5th District due to a scheduling conflict. The new date will be Wednesday, August 7th at Purdue University Northwest from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. The Mayor’s Night Out Program was initiated by Mayor McDermott in 2004 when it was originally called The Mayor’s Night …

Diseased Trees Removed from Harrison Park


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott has announced that due to the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer insect that is devastating ash trees throughout the country, the City of Hammond Parks and Recreation Department has started on tree removal of the dead and dying ash trees at Harrison Park (Hohman Ave. and Waltham St.). This insect will have a large …

Hammond Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.) 2019


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Dear League President/Team Manager: On behalf of the City of Hammond, I am excited to announce and invite your baseball team(s) to what has become one of the premier summer invitational tournament in the region. From Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, the fifth annual Hammond Invitational Tournament (HIT) will take place throughout Hammond. Over the last several …

New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins in Hammond


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are excited to announce construction of the new pedestrian bridge over Calumet Avenue and Conkey Street beginning today. Funding for the majority of the project comes through the Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s (NIRPC) access to Federal Transportation Enhancement funding. The local match comes from the City. The bridge connecting …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Warming Shelters Available in Response to Extreme Cold


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected today and into next 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. …

Hammond Department of Environmental Management Releases Testing Results


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) and Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., have reviewed the results of the recently gathered X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Soil Data samples taken by HDEM at the Lost Marsh Golf Course, and around the North Basin of George Lake. The Mayor ordered the soil testing to determine if city property contained dangerously …