Hammond Common Council College Scholarship Applications Now Available


CATEGORY: City Council, News

The Hammond City Council is once again providing fifteen $1,000 scholarships to Hammond Indiana high school seniors graduating in May/June 2024. All seniors who plan to enroll in either a two-year or a four-year degree program at an accredited college or university of their choice, are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications will be available from April 12, 2024, through May …

Overdose Death Leads to Discovery of Overcrowded Illegal Basement Apartment


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, News

On April 2, 2024, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Hammond Indiana Police Department responded to a distress call reporting an overdose death at a multi-unit building in the 1100 block of Indiana Street. While investigating the apparent overdose death of a resident, officers were informed by an upstairs resident that there were 13 individuals residing in the basement of the premises. Upon …

JOB POSTING: Building Engineer


CATEGORY: Job Posting, News, Personnel

Department:Park DepartmentJob Title:Jean Shepherd Community Center Building EngineerDate Requested:April 5, 2024Date Needed:ASAPSalary:$22.52 per hour2nd ShiftJob Requirements: Ability to work mainly at JSCC, but also at other parks and recreation facilities as needed This shift will be mainly 2nd shift as well as certain Saturdays as scheduled during facility hours but will be required to work as scheduled to optimize building …

Annual Action Plan Public Comment Period


CATEGORY: Community Development, Public Notices

Pursuant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the City of Hammond has prepared its 2024-2025 Annual Action Plan that describes the resources available and the proposed use of those resources to meet the community development, affordable housing, and homeless priority needs of the City. Notice is hereby given that the Action Plan for FY …

Mayor McDermott to Shave His Head and Raise Money for Cancer Awareness


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Donate at gofundme.comDonate at gofundme.comFor over a decade, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has raised awareness in the fight against childhood cancer by raising money and highlighting members of the community who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. This year, the mayor has chosen to focus on a family that he knows very well to help support an adult …

Tornado Siren Test Scheduled for Tuesday


CATEGORY: News

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, March 10-16, 2024. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages all families, schools and workplaces to make tornado safety plans. The statewide tornado drill is scheduled to begin at 9:15 am Central on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Hammond Announces Implementation of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr announced an agreement with ShotSpotter, a leading gunshot detection technology provider, to install ShotSpotter in the City of Hammond. “I always want our police department to have the best technology at their disposal to combat crime, and ShotSpotter is just another tool for them to help solve crimes and also prevent and deter criminal activity …

Proposal Received for Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

At the Hammond Redevelopment Commission meeting on March 1, 2024, the Commission opened proposals submitted for the redevelopment of Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes project located in Hammond’s 3rd District behind the Ofelia Steen Center near Highland Street and Wallace Road. One proposal was submitted and opened, from Gorman & Company, LLC. “Hammond continues to be a great place …