Chicago Street Project Website Now Available

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The City of Hammond is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street. The proposed project will include improvements to the existing roadway, including new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadway lighting, and new traffic signals. A website has been developed that contains more information regarding this project and can be accessed by visiting

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop

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The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to the second community workshop taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324, regarding proposed station area plans in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a …

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Mayor McDermott Issues Executive Order Regarding Transition of Hammond City Court

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Executive Order 17-01 Whereas, Approved by the the Hammond Common Council was an Ordinance concerning the orderly transition of cases from the Hammond City Court to the Lake Superior Court; and Whereas, The Mayor of the City of Hammond, as chief executive may by executive order exercise any executive power granted to him by law and statute; and Whereas, The …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Plan to Combat “Imported” Crime

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I have been blessed to be Hammond’s mayor. During the course of my political career, I have learned many things about being, what I consider, a good mayor. One of the biggest lessons I have learned: Controlling Hammond’s crime problem is my No. 1 responsibility. That is why I pride myself on my excellent relationship with the men and women …

Hammond Fire Department Urges Residents to be Especially Careful During Winter Heating Months

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Following Several recent tragic house fires across the state, Fire Chief Jeffrey Smith is urging Hammond residents to be extremely careful in their use of alternative heating sources, such as space heaters, which are involved in roughly one out of every six such fires. Heating Assistance If the source of a home’s heat—gas or electric—has been disconnected or is in …

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Garbage pickup will be one day late for holidays

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The Sanitation Department will NOT be working on Monday, December 26, 2017, in observance of the Christmas holiday and also Monday, January 2, 2017, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Monday through Friday garbage pick-ups for both weeks will be one day late. Our crews WILL be working on Saturday, December31, 2017, and Saturday, January 7, 2017 to catch …

Notice of Public Comment Period

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Pursuant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the City of Hammond has prepared its 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan and 2017 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. A summary of resources and expected …

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Warming Shelters Available in Response to Expected Extreme Cold

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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 Central Fire Station. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …