State rewards Hammond, Lake Station for best traffic enforcement

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14 hours ago  •  Bill Dolan   Several Lake County police departments wrote so many traffic tickets last year the state is putting an $18,000 wager down that they can step up enforcement to an even higher level. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute has awarded the Hammond Police Department a $10,000 grant and the Lake Station Police Department an $8,000 grant to ...

Mega Passes discount price of Festival of Lakes rides

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June 15, 2014 12:15 am  •  Times Staff   The Mega Pass, offering unlimited carnival rides for the Festival of the Lakes, is on sale through July 15. The Festival of the Lakes runs July 16 through 20 at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. It features live entertainment, a midway and food concessions. The pass is on sale for $50 only at the ...

Bike/pedestrian bridges changing the game

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June 14, 2014 – By Keith Benman Bicycle/pedestrian bridges on a grand scale are popping up across Northwest Indiana, changing the look and feel of a region best known in the past for big industrial plants belching smoke and not so much for healthy living. “These will brand the region in a positive way, showing Northwest Indiana also has a …

HAST graduates its first class and it was worth the wait

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June 13, 2014 – By Dave Ryan In 2005, the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was merely a dream of Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. as he convened a task force to explore options and measures that would potentially result in a new learning center for the city. Mayor McDermott assembled representatives from the School City of Hammond, Purdue University …

HAST graduates its first class and it was worth the wait

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June 13, 2014 12:00 am • By Dave Ryan Times Columnist In 2005, the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was merely a dream of Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. as he convened a task force to explore options and measures that would potentially result in a new learning center for the city. Mayor McDermott assembled representatives from the School City ...

New Recycling routes added

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In preparation for the takeover of our recycling pickup by Republic Services, we have added the new route pickup schedules, as well as other information to the Recycling page. You can either view a zone map, or enter your address into our interactive map.

Hammond Council paves way for new hotel

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June 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council voted Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for the construction of a new Hampton Inn at 2842 Carlson Drive near Kennedy Avenue. A $12.5 million project, the new 120-room hotel will employ about 20 to 25 people, said Phil Taillon, executive director of Hammond Planning and Development. “We think it’s …

Vendor applications sought for Hammond garage sale

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Vendor applications are being accepted for the Jean Shepherd Community Center's annual Indoor Garage Sale. It's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at the center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Booth spaces are $25. Interested vendors can fill out an applications at the center or call (219) 554-0155 for information.

First HAST graduation to be streamed live @gohammond.tv

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The first graduating class of the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology will walk the aisle tonight at Purdue University Calumet. The entire graduation program will be streamed lived on the Internet, courtesy of Mayor Thomas M McDermott Jr.. The service starts at 7:00pm and can be watched live at www.gohammond.tv. You can also watch replays of this event at …