Upgrades Completed at Hammond Filtration Plant


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

The City of Hammond and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. are proud to announce the completion of a $6 million expansion and upgrade to the city’s filtration plant. The upgrades were made on the 1950’s and 1970’s electrical equipment due to the lack of replacement parts and support for the old equipment and the ability to upgrade technology. Additionally, as …

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City of Hammond Announces Dynamic Downtown Development


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Planning and Development

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that 18th Street Distillery continues to grow and expand in Downtown Hammond. They recently purchased a vacant mechanic garage building on Fayette Street and will fully rehab it into a new distillery and tasting room. Also included in the building will be two new, …

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Hammond Legal Aid Clinic to Offer Legal Services Relating to Immigration and Daca


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Legal Aid Clinic are pleased to announce that beginning in September the Clinic will be offering legal services relating to immigration and DACA. “Given the needs and sometimes limited resources of Hammond’s immigrant population, I felt these services were needed and would further add to the important mission of the Hammond Legal …

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2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. in conjunction with the Hammond Sanitary District is pleased to offer financial assistance to qualified Hammond homeowners to help reduce basement flooding. The Hammond Sanitary District will fund the 2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program for the current year. The financial assistance will be limited to the installation of a backflow preventer. The Sanitary …

THIS SATURDAY: WHAM! After Midnight Bike Ride Returns


CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Port Authority, Mayor's Office

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce that the 9thAnnual WHAM! (Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster) After Midnight Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 8 into Sunday August 9 at the Wolf Lake Pavilion. Onsite registration and shirt pick-up will begin at 9:00 p.m. Please register for a wave to …

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Mayor Orders Personal Protective Masks Be Worn at All Hammond Municipal Buildings


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that effective immediately, all staff and visitors to City of Hammond municipal buildings must wear personal protective masks. The buildings affected by this order include City Hall, Sportsplex, Civic Center, Jean Shepherd Center, Hammond Police Department, Hammond Marina, Hammond Fire Department, Hammond Water Department, Hammond Sanitary District, Hammond Housing Authority, Public Works …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Creation of “Medic Bound” EMT Program


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced a new proposal for Hammond residents who are looking for an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT but can’t financially afford the expense. Currently, the City of Hammond has 155 firefighting personnel all trained in paramedics/EMTs. However, with longevity, many firefighters will soon be retiring and replacements will be …

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Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified buildings as cooling centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center and the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary to cool down from temperatures that are predicted to remain …

Martin Luther King Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks and Recreation, 3rd District Councilman Barry Tyler, and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the new playground and interactive water feature at Martin Luther King Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! It’s going to be a hot …

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City of Hammond Receives “Bicycle Friendly Community” Designation


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the League of American Bicyclists has designated the City of Hammond as a Bicycle Friendly Community. This designation is awarded only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling and is a recognition of the years of work and effort to make Hammond a destination for bicycling enthusiasts. The highly coveted distinction has …