Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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 Central Fire Station. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …

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Mayor McDermott Responds to Governor Pence’s Appointment of Hammond City Court Judge

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Hammond resident and acting Hammond City Court Judge Gerald Kray has been doing a professional and competent job acting as Hammond City Court Judge since the sudden passing of Hammond’s elected Judge Jeffery Harkin. Nonetheless, Hammond City Officials learned from the media today that the Chairwoman of the St. John Republican Party, Amy Jorgensen, has been selected by Indiana’s outgoing …

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Historic Hammond Locomotive Finds a New Home

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On behalf of the City of Hammond, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has donated Engine #624 as surplus historical property to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization specializing in preserving and restoring railroad equipment. In March of 1955, the Nickel Plate Railroad donated the 1922 locomotive engine to the City of Hammond with …

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Sanitary District, Griffith Reach Agreement on Sewer Contract

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The Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) and the Town of Griffith (Griffith) today reached a binding agreement for sanitary sewer services and fees following protracted litigation and negotiations. “I’m pleased that the Sanitary District and the Town have finally come to mutual agreement over past and current sewer fees and a way forward in achieving clean water for our communities,” said …

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Mayor McDermott Announces 2017 “Mayor’s Night Out” Schedule

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Night Out schedule for 2017. The Mayor’s Night Out program is an open public forum that allows the residents of Hammond access to the Mayor and a representative from each city department to discuss Hammond’s current events. Be sure and mark your calendars to join us for this very …

Civic Center Renovations Begin

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In celebration of the 80th year anniversary of the Hammond Civic Center in 2017, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has authorized renovations to the iconic building. Remodel work has already begun on the two concession stands inside the arena. Other improvements coming soon to the building at 5825 Sohl Ave. include new gymnasium bleachers, new scoreboards, gym floor refinishing, new …

Time Change for October Mayor’s Night Out

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that with the Chicago Cubs playing in the World Series, Mayor’s Night Out scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 will begin at 6:00pm instead of 6:30pm so those attending can be home in time to watch the game. “We will still have Mayor’s Night Out,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We have a lot of …