Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Downtown Hammond-Grand Marquette Trail Connector Project

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The City of Hammond in a collaborative effort with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission has plans to construct a bike trail connection from Downtown Hammond to the Grand Marquette Trail. This connection will ultimately connect the trails from South Hammond through to Wolf Lake and a loop around the Irving Park Neighborhood allowing safe access to bikers, runners …

Street and Railroad Closings in Hammond

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As the construction year winds down, numerous agencies are making repairs and getting ready for winter. Unfortunately, these agencies are doing work in the same period of time in our City, closing many major thoroughfares. “In order to keep our residents informed and able to navigate the City, the various closings are listed below,” stated Mayor McDermott. IHB Railroad will …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Major Improvements to Hammond Park

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced the ribbon cutting of the park at the corner of Cline Avenue and 173rd Street in Hammond. This all came about when Amy Radolak with “Girls on the Run” from Hess School met with 6th District Councilman, Scott Rakos and Mark Heintz, Parks Superintendent , with their plans to clean up the …

Annual Fire Prevention Open House

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Join the Hammond Fire Department for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the “NEW” Fire Station # 8, 6350 Parrish Avenue. There will be lots of different activities for children including: Fire Station Tours – See the newly built Station #8 Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration Raffle for Smoke Detectors …

Fall Indoor Garage Sale

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Come and turn unwanted treasure into a prized possession! Booths will feature a variety of items to choose from. It’s FREE to enter and concessions will be available to purchase. A 10’x10’ Vendor Booth that includes 1 table and 2 chairs is only $35! For information, call 219-554-0155 or stop by the Jean Shepherd Community Center and reserve your spot today.

12th Annual RC Pilots Air Show

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The Jean Shepherd Community Center will be hosting the 12th Annual RC Pilots Air Show featuring a candy drop for kids on Saturday, September 23rd from Noon – 3:00pm. This event is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Jean Shepherd Community Center is located at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive in Hammond.

Balloon Twisting Class

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Come out and learn how to twist balloons into Halloween creations! Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm for a balloon twisting workshop taught by “It’s My Party” balloon specialists. The cost is $10 per person. Kids of all ages are invited to come and twist the decorations for the Monster Mash – and even take …

Monster Mash at the Jean Shepherd Community Center

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Hammond Parks Foundation, Inc. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite you to the City of Hammond’s Monster Mash! Come out to the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive on Friday, October 20th from 5pm until 9pm IN COSTUME for some tricks, treats and to do the monster mash! Cost: $5 per couple …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center Groundbreaking Set for Friday, August 11th

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The City of Hammond invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at the site of the former Woodmar Mall, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. The new 135,000-sft complex will offer six basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, two regulation-sized indoor soccer fields, six indoor batting cages …