Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City Files Suit Over Copper Wire Theft

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. made good on a promise this week when the City of Hammond filed a lawsuit against two men accused of vandalizing the city over the summer. The lawsuit alleges that Jossean M. Echevarria of Becker Street in Hammond and Diquan N. Ray of Burnham, Illinois spent over three months stealing copper wire from city lights …

Hammond Sanitation Department

Garbage pick-up delays in observance of Thanksgiving

CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

The Sanitation Department will not be working Thursday, November 22, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Monday through Wednesday pick-ups will be as scheduled. Thursday and Friday scheduled garbage pick-up will be one day late. We will be working on Friday, November 23rd, and also on Saturday, November 24th.

Edison Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Please join Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Board of Parks Commissioners and 4th District Councilman William Emerson for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the revitalized Edison Park. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 14th at 3:30pm at Edison Park. The public is welcome to attend!

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Stateline Residents Receive Long Awaited Flood Insurance Relief

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is thrilled to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted flood insurance relief for additional residents in the Forest Avenue and Stateline Avenue sections in southwest Hammond. Residents will receive flood insurance relief on November 14, 2018 after FEMA approved the Letter of Map Revision prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers …

Kube Sports Complex Groundbreaking


Please join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Redevelopment Commission, and officials of Ice Kube LLC as they break ground for the new Ice Hockey Complex on the former Hammond FOP site, 2825 J. F. Mahoney Drive in the Hessville section of Hammond on Wednesday, November 7th at 2:30 p.m. This $7.5M, 94,000 sf facility is a perfect complimentary …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Announces Interest in Gary Gaming License

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced his support for the relocation of a casino license that is currently held by the Majestic Star Casino in the City of Gary to a location in the City of Hammond. “Today a legislative study committee recommended relocating the two licenses held by Majestic Star in Buffington Harbor. We want the legislature to …

Tuesday Night Soccer Returns

CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area soccer enthusiasts to come out on Tuesday nights from November through March to play and/or be coached in soccer. Come out and play, no matter what your skill level, at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive from 6:00 – 9:30p. Here is the current …

Calumet Avenue Closure


INDOT notified the City of Hammond today of the revised closure date for Calumet Avenue between Michigan Street and Sibley Street in Hammond for Thursday, October 24 through Friday, October 25, 2018, to complete a bridge deck pour over the Indiana Harbor Belt and State Street. The closure was expected to occur earlier this week but the Contractor, Dunnet Bay, …