Mayor McDermott calls for referendum on South Shore Rail expansion project

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Residents of northwest Indiana continue to sit on the sidelines of one of the most expensive and important economic development decisions as our state legislators are being lobbied behind closed doors in Indianapolis. Our Congressman and others who would like to see a $600 million expansion of the South Shore line from Hammond into Dyer continue attempts to get our …

Hammond Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Police Department

On February 11th, officers from Hammond Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Wheel Restaurant 7430 Indianapolis Blvd. Please contact Sgt. Scott Holbrook with questions: (219)852-6376. Coffee with a …

Mayor McDermott announces “HUB of Innovation” ribbon cutting this Friday

CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

A formerly vacant building in downtown Hammond is being revitalized and celebrated with its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:00pm. The HUB of Innovation, at 5233 Hohman Avenue, is an extension of the Hammond Innovation Center, in partnership between the Redevelopment Commission and the Hammond Development Corporation. The HUB, which stands for Hammond Understands …

Mayor McDermott announces “Advance Life Support care personnel added to Fire Station #8”

CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and The Hammond Fire Department would like to announce that the Ambulance at Station #8 in Hessville will be a Paramedic staffed ambulance effective Friday, January 9th. Currently the ambulance is staffed with 2 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and they provide Basic life Support (BLS) level of care. Now it will be staffed with at …

Warming shelters available in response to expected extreme cold

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to …

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. is pleased to announce the following personnel changes, effective January 2015.

CATEGORY: College Bound, Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

Donna Muta will take over as Superintendent of the Hammond Park Department. Donna became an employee with the City of Hammond in 2005. She has held many positions including, parks, special events coordinator, and public works district supervisor. Leanne Munoz will move from the College Bound Coordinator to become Hammond’s Special Events Coordinator. Leanne started with the City in 2011 …

Garbage pickup will be one day late for holidays

CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

The Sanitation and Recycling Departments will not be working Thursday December 25, 2014, in observance of the Christmas holiday and on Thursday January 1, 2015, in observance of the New Years holiday. Thursday & Fridays pick ups will be one day late for both weeks .

Hammond Fire Department Now Accepting Applications

CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Hammond Fire Department accepting applications for Career Firefighters Only from the State of Indiana from November 30th to noon on December 31, 2014. You must have a minimum of Firefighter 1 & Firefighter II, and hold an EMT or Paramedic Certification through the State of Indiana. Applications may be picked up: Hammond Fire Department Central Station 6110 Calumet Avenue Monday …

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology Aaccepting Applications

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

The Hammond Academy of Science and Technology is currently accepting applications for 6th grade class lottery for 2015-16. Applications are available on line at,, or at the school, located at 33 Muenich Court in downtown Hammond. The incoming 6th grade lottery will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the school. In addition, HAST is …