Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott promised when first running for mayor that he’d raze the crime-plagued River Park Apartments at an oxbow of the Little Calumet River by the Highland border. After 13 years, a mass relocation of hundreds of residents, a few lawsuits, $20 million in spending, and the Great Recession that nearly ground new development to a halt, the …
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 …
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.”
The city’s Redevelopment Commission is close to completing the sale of the last parcel in the Oxbow Landing development, which is already home to a hotel, restaurant and brewery.
Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the 2016 Gaming Advisory Committee has made their determination on which charitable organizations the City will fund this year. The organizations are:
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce that he was presented the U.S. Conference of Mayors “2016 City Livability Award” for Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program at a luncheon on Saturday, June 25th in Indianapolis.
The city of Hammond has been awarded a “2016 City Livability” award for its College Bound program by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at its annual conference in Indianapolis, marking the second time the program has snagged the prestigious honor.
HAMMOND, IN. – Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the February 24, 2016 Mayor’s Night Out in the 5th District that was canceled due to a snow storm.
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 …
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.