Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

admin News

October 30, 2014 – Times Staff Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters recently donated their time and labor to the rebuilding of the Hammond Chiefs baseball dugout, which was damaged by a storm in the summer of 2013. The dugout is located at Riverside Park in Hammond. The Chiefs contacted IKORCC Business Representative John Winarski with the hopes …

Salmon swim upstream to Hammond Sanitary District

admin News, Sanitary District

October 29, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Hammond Sanitary District Manager Marty Wielgos calls it “liquid gold.” Usually it’s referred to as liquid waste — the effluent that’s discharged into the Grand Calumet River from the sanitary district. Wielgos said there is a big difference in the quality of the liquid compared to when it was sewage water coming into the …

Southbound Cline Ave. ramp to Borman closing Saturday night

admin News

October 28, 2014 – Times Staff The southbound Cline Avenue ramp to both directions of the Borman Expressway will close for 24 hours Saturday and Sunday for concrete patching and pavement joint patching, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The ramp will close around 8 p.m. Saturday and is expected to reopen around 8 p.m. Sunday. INDOT officials said …

South Shore extension discussion keeps rolling in Hammond

admin Mayor's Office, News

October 26, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. knows what U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, wants for the South Shore Rail Line commuter extension to Munster and Dyer — $900,000 a year the city’s share of the county economic development tax for the next 30 years. What McDermott said he doesn’t know from the congressman is where the …

Hammond park going to the dogs

admin Engineering, Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

October 23, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The largest city in Northwest Indiana is getting its first dog park. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. announced this week that Riverside Park in far southwest Hammond will be the home of the approximately 2 acre dog park. Planning stages are underway with ground expected to be broken in the spring. “We’re moving forward and …

Hammond Community Corporation 2014 Grant Application Now Available

admin Community Development, News

The City of Hammond for the social betterment of the community formed the Hammond Community Corporation in 1997. The organization is designed to grant financial assistance to Hammond not-for-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in our community. The Hammond Community Corporation was originally funded by money donated from the Empress Casino-Hammond (now known as Horseshoe Casino – Hammond). …

Alumni group plans two benefits for Hammond students

admin News

October 21, 2014 – Times Staff Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools invites residents to think Christmas and Catch the B.U.S. to help School City of Hammond students in grades kindergarten through 12 succeed. More specifically, the nonprofit organization invites residents to reserve a spot to see a special evening performance of “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” at Hammond’s downtown Towle …