Yard waste pick up season coming to end


CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

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


CATEGORY: News

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


CATEGORY: News, Sanitary District

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


CATEGORY: News

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 …

South Shore extension discussion keeps rolling in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

October 26, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. knows what U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, wants for the South Shore Rail Line commuter extension to Munster and Dyer — $900,000 a year the city’s share of the county economic development tax for the next 30 years. What McDermott said he doesn’t know from the congressman is where the …

Hammond park going to the dogs


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

October 23, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The largest city in Northwest Indiana is getting its first dog park. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. announced this week that Riverside Park in far southwest Hammond will be the home of the approximately 2 acre dog park. Planning stages are underway with ground expected to be broken in the spring. “We’re moving forward and …