Hammond School Board names acting superintendent

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14 hours ago • Carmen McCollum The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superintendent Walter Watkins remains hospitalized. The School Board voted to name Theresa Mayerik to the position. School leaders said there might be some other shifts but decided to hold off before moving anyone else. Mayerik ...

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail bridge over …

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 6:22 pm • Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail ...

New citizens look forward to becoming fabric of America

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July 04, 2014 – Ed Bierschenk On a crisp summer day with the sun glistening off Wolf Lake behind them, 50 new citizens were welcomed into the United States during a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony. “Proud,” was the word 19-year-old Ricardo Valdovinos of Portage used to describe his feelings about his mother, Maria Teresa, 45, becoming a U.S. citizen. …

No garbage pickup on July 4th

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The Sanitation Department will not be working Friday, July 4th, 2014, in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Friday’s garbage will be one day late. Sanitation will be working on Saturday, July 5th 2014.

Council approves refinancing sanitary district bonds

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June 23, 2014 8:55 pm – Rob Earnshaw The City Council on Monday approved an ordinance refinancing four sanitary district bonds with an outstanding debt of $11.9 million. Marty Wielgos, sanitary district manager, said the bonds were taken out in 1997 and there is an opportunity to refinance them at a lower rate. The current rate of the bonds is …

Hammond Polish deli owner to sell food at White Sox game

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June 23, 2014 11:59 pm  •  Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent Pierogis and potato pancakes consumed by Chicago White Sox fans July 1 at U.S. Cellular Field are being made by Hammond’s MJ Polish Deli, which for the third year has been invited back to serve its menu during Polish Heritage Night at the South Side ballpark. MJ’s owner Mariola Magana said White ...