August Mayor’s Night Out Has Been Cancelled

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has canceled the August 24, 2016 Mayor’s Night Out scheduled in the 1st District at the Wolf Lake Pavilion due to the expected rain. The new date will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Clark MS/HS, 1921 Davis Avenue in the cafeteria from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Participants can enter at Door C. Contact Mayor’s …

Anticipating Extreme Heat: Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as cooling centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond City Hall. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary to cool down from temperatures that are predicted to remain high through the weekend.

“I would ask our residents to check in on their neighbors, especially senior citizens who are most vulnerable by the extreme heat,” stated Mayor McDermott. “Stay hydrated, wear light weight, light colored clothing, and limit your time outdoors.”

Hammond Opens New Bike Trail

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites the public to a ribbing cutting of the newest addition to the Hammond system of bike trails – Hammond Grand Marquette Greenway Phase 2. The 1.9 mile pedestrian trail extends the existing Grand Marquette Greenway from 142nd Street and Calumet to 150th Street and Walnut Avenue. The ceremony will be held on …

City of Hammond and Michigan City Lakers agree to 1 Year Deal Allowing the Midwest Collegiate Team to Play All MCL Home Games in Riverside Park

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott is proud to announce a deal struck between Midwest Collegiate team, the Michigan City Lakers, and the City of Hammond Park Department, which allows the MC Lakers to lease Hammond’s south baseball field, located in Riverside Park, for use by this franchise for the 2016 MCL Summer Baseball Season. For years, this franchise has played all their home games on the baseball field at Purdue North Central, located in Westville, Indiana. This baseball field has recently become unavailable to the Lakers franchise, leaving them without a field to play their 2016 home games. That is when representatives from the Midwest Collegiate League approached Hammond city officials about allowing the Lakers to play their home games in Riverside park, in Hammond.