Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

LPR Cameras Instrumental in Capturing Robbery Suspect

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is pleased to announce that the new LPR system, dubbed Hammond Blue Net, was instrumental in identifying a vehicle in connection with multiple home invasions and robberies in both Hammond and Lansing. The information led the Hammond Police to the identification and capture of a suspect who is currently in custody pending charges. The …

Hammond Holiday Parade

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Holiday Parade Committee invite you to attend the 2017 Hammond Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd beginning at 10:00am. The parade starts at Gavit High School, 1670 – 175th Street, heads east to Indpls. Blvd., turns north on Indpls. Blvd. and ends at 169th Street & Wicker Ave. The parade’s Grand Marshal …

2017 Trick-or-Treat Hours

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2017 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm. Please call 219-853-6301 or 219-853-6378 if you have any questions. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Hammond Community Corporation 2017 Grant Application Now Available

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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). …

Trail Closures Announced Due To Wolf Lake Construction Project

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are excited to announce the commencement of construction on the Wolf Lake Memorial Park Enhancement, Expansion, and Connectivity Construction Project. The major components of the project will include relocation of 100-years-old water mains that used to run along Old Sheffield Avenue, the expansion of parking lots to north and south …

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Mayor McDermott reschedules October Mayor’s Night Out

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has rescheduled the October 18, 2017 Mayor’s Night Out in the 6th District due to a scheduling conflict. The new date will be Monday, October 30, 2017 at Galaxy Hall, 6723 Kennedy Avenue from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Parking is provided at the Hose Connection across the street. The Mayor’s Night Out Program was initiated …

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Mayor McDermott Announces the Installation and Operation of “Hammond’s Blue Net”

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The City of Hammond is proud to announce “Hammond’s Blue Net”, a string of 33 permanently mounted License Plate Reading (LPR) cameras, are now permanently mounted and fully operating on all Hammond entry and exit points. These 33 permanent locations will be aided by 2 mobile units that are continuously operating in police cars operating at all times on the …

Hammond Blood Drive Helps Hurricane Victims

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Heartland Blood Centers have partnered with Hammond Parks & Recreation and the Hammond FOP #51 to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00pm to 4:00 pm Where: Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 Walk ins are welcome, but advance appointments are appreciated and can be scheduled at Be sure …

Veterans Appreciation Day Parade

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The City of Hammond celebrates its 4th annual Veterans Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd Street and ends at the Hessville Park Veterans Memorial. This year, the parade’s Grand Marshal and keynote speaker will be Hammond’s Fourth District Councilman and US …