New brewery in works for Oxbow Landing

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November 16, 2014 – Andrew Steele A new brewery is in the works for the Oxbow Landing development at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue, taking the place of a brewpub planned by an Illinois brewery that couldn’t find financing. The city’s Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday will consider selling 2.5 acres to Byway Brewing Co. to locate at Oxbow Landing, which …

Parade shows appreciation for veterans in Hammond

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November 08, 2014 – PAUL CZAPKOWIC Pockets of spectators held U.S. flags Saturday morning as the inaugural Hammond Veterans Appreciation Day parade traveled down Hohman Avenue from Sibley Street to Veterans Plaza in Harrison Park. Various veterans groups and the Hammond High School ROTC participated at Veterans Plaza, where Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr., Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush …

Hammond Police Now Hiring Certified Officers

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The Hammond Police Department is accepting applications for Certified Officers ONLY from November 7 – November 21, 2014. Applications may be picked up at the Hammond Police Department, Chief’s Office, at 509 Douglas St, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (except Veteran’s Day).

Yard waste pick up season coming to end

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The Sanitation Departments pick up of yard waste for 2014 will come to an end the week of December 8th, 2014. Until then, all yard waste should continue to be placed in brown biodegradable bags, weighing no more than 50 lbs, and placed in the parkway on your scheduled garbage day. Yard waste pick up will continue, as weather permits, …

Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

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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

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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

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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 …