Hammond Police Raise $38k for Charity

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Last year in an effort to help at-risk kids in our city, officers of the Hammond Police Department decided to start a charity drive. It was simple enough; volunteer officers would stand at major intersections in uniform and collect donations from the community. The response was overwhelming, both in the generosity shown and the communication between the community and the …

Hammond Fire Department Now Accepting Applications

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Available Positions in the City of Hammond Fire Department: Firefighter/EMT – Firefighter/Paramedic Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, but not older than 35, hold a valid Indiana State Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic Certification, hold a valid Indiana Driver’s License, hold a High School Diploma or GED, and pass all pre-employment testing. Current Career Firefighters are encouraged …

Hammond Selected as Award Winning City for National Night Out Participation

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Janet Venecz, Councilwoman-at-large and President of Hammond Community Watch is proud to announce that the City of Hammond has been selected as a National Award Winner for its outstanding participation in the 33rd Annual National Night Out. The award is presented by the National Association of Town Watch, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the communities in which we live …

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Mayor McDermott Responds to Governor Pence’s Appointment of Hammond City Court Judge

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Hammond resident and acting Hammond City Court Judge Gerald Kray has been doing a professional and competent job acting as Hammond City Court Judge since the sudden passing of Hammond’s elected Judge Jeffery Harkin. Nonetheless, Hammond City Officials learned from the media today that the Chairwoman of the St. John Republican Party, Amy Jorgensen, has been selected by Indiana’s outgoing …

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Historic Hammond Locomotive Finds a New Home

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On behalf of the City of Hammond, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has donated Engine #624 as surplus historical property to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization specializing in preserving and restoring railroad equipment. In March of 1955, the Nickel Plate Railroad donated the 1922 locomotive engine to the City of Hammond with …

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Garbage pickup will be one day late for Thanksgiving

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The Sanitation Department will not be working Thursday, November 24, 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Monday through Wednesday pick-ups will be as scheduled. Thursday and Friday scheduled garbage pick-up will be one day late. We will be working on Friday, November 25th, and also on Saturday, November 26th.

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Sanitary District, Griffith Reach Agreement on Sewer Contract

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The Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) and the Town of Griffith (Griffith) today reached a binding agreement for sanitary sewer services and fees following protracted litigation and negotiations. “I’m pleased that the Sanitary District and the Town have finally come to mutual agreement over past and current sewer fees and a way forward in achieving clean water for our communities,” said …