Jacobs Square Infill Housing RFP’s Due January 16th

CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Speck

Jacobs Square, a compact neighborhood identified by urban designer Jeff Speck in Hammond’s recent Downtown Masterplan, is ripe for revitalization. The City of Hammond and the Hammond Department of Development have released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for infill housing in this centrally located neighborhood. 19 different sites have been identified for new single family homes and duplexes. These new …

Hammond Community Corporation 2023 Grant Application Now Available

CATEGORY: Community Development, News

The City of Hammond for the social betterment of the community formed the Hammond Community Corporation in 1997. The organization is designed to grant financial assistance to Hammond not-for-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in our community. The Hammond Community Corporation was originally funded by money donated from the Empress Casino-Hammond (now known as Horseshoe Casino–Hammond). These funds …

It’s Time to Check Your Batteries

CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms once a month using the test button and changing the batteries twice a year, which can conveniently be done when we change our clocks for daylight saving time in the spring and fall. In today’s day and age, not all smoke alarms are designed the same, so ensuring your …

Hammond Board Hears Gas Station Requests to Stay Open Overnight

CATEGORY: Board of Public Works & Safety, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Board of Public Works & Safety has now heard eight requests for an exception to the city’s recently enacted ordinance that closes all gas stations in the city from midnight – 5 a.m. The ordinance, which passed the City Council and was signed by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., into law in late August, allows for …

2023 Trick-or-Treat Hours


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2023 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st, will be from 5pm until 7pm. Please call 219-853-6301 or 219-53-6378 if you have any questions. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

HPD Hiring Crossing Guards

CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, News

The Hammond Police Department is hiring Crossing Guards. $18/hour 1.5 to 3 Hours Per Day Paid Bi-weekly For more information contact Freeman Coles at 219-852-6384.

Hammond Marina to be Renamed in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas McDermott, Sr.


Hammond Port Authority to Rename Hammond Marina in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas McDermott, Sr. The City of Hammond and the Hammond Port Authority announced that the Hammond Marina, home of the Horseshoe Casino and one of the most popular stops on the Great Lakes would be rededicated next week to honor former mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Sr. “If it …