College Bound Application Deadline Approaching

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With the end of the school year approaching, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. would like to remind all returning college students and high school seniors to apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program. This Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice located in Indiana. The …

Street Closures this Sunday for Leon’s Triathlon

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On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Hammond will again be hosting Leon’s “World’s Fastest” Triathlon. The City of Hammond and the Indiana Department of Transportation have authorized the closures of Calumet Ave, Sheffield Ave, and 129th Street for this event. DETAILS: Calumet Ave. will be closed from 115th Street to 138th Street. 129th Street will be closed from Calumet Avenue west toward …

Calumet Avenue Closed Until Further Notice

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has closed Calumet Avenue between Michigan Street and Sibley Street in Hammond today for an extended period. During the course of INDOT’s reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, INDOT’s contractor pierced the top of an 84” brick sewer on Friday, May 4, 2018. Attempts by the contractor to …

Hammond Parks Department Announces Summer Recreation 2018

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2018, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games. Five Weeks of summer fun:June 11th – July 13thMonday – Friday, 9:00am to Noon. Breakfast provided by the School City of Hammond (served 9:00am through 10:00am) Children will be in a supervised day camp setting with sports …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.” Mr. Taillon is a Hammond native and graduate of …

Police Garage Ribbon Cutting

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Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Hammond Police Department, and City Officials as we celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new police garage on Tuesday, May 15th at 11:30am. The ceremony will take place at 5808 Hohman Avenue.

Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 15th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from …

Open Tennis at Dowling Park

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The Dowling Park Tennis Courts are open to the public from May 16, 2018 through July 30, 2018. Hours:Monday, Wednesday, & Friday8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday9:00am – 4:00pm Location:3031 J.F. Mahoney DriveHammond, IN 46323 Please note that the park will be closed June 22nd-24th, July 4th-8th, & July 27th-29th.

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Mayor McDermott Announces New Building Commissioner

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code. Bob is a long time …