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Bike trail bridge construction to close Hammond streets

HAMMOND | New bicycle path bridges over 165th Avenue and the Columbia-Southeastern avenue intersections will cause temporary traffic diversions.

March 31, 2014 9:45 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Latin America becoming economic powerhouse

YOUNG VOICES: Latin America becoming economic powerhouse

I was visiting a few weeks ago with a friend who had just gotten back from a two-month business trip in Latin America. We were speaking about how Latin American nations are truly growing. The discussion progressed to how they will become the new contenders of the world.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Arts bring people together, transform region

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Arts bring people together, transform region

As I celebrate my 20th anniversary at South Shore Arts, I find myself reflecting on where our organization, and the arts in general, have been and where they’re going.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

Columbia Avenue at the Calumet River is blocked by a pile of sand on the north and a water-filled barrier to the south Thursday morning after Hammond workers closed the intersection at Columbia and Northcote avenues due to high water.

April 18, 2013 1:17 pm
Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

High water floods low-lying areas Thursday near River Drive in Hammond. The flooding also forced the closure of the intersection at Columbia and Northcote avenues.

April 18, 2013 1:17 pm
Columbia Ave closed at River Dr. due to flooding

Columbia Ave closed at River Dr. due to flooding

Hammond Parks Department employee Ed Garreffa stands near the Little Calumet River at Columbia Avenue where Hammond city workers had started sandbagging the bridge near River Dr. early Thursday morning due to rising water that had reached the bottom of the bridge. Workers removed trees that …

April 18, 2013 1:07 pm
After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

There's snow on the ground in Londonderry, N.H., nearly 200 miles to the north of the still-raw slaughter at a Connecticut elementary school, and dad Eric Heenan found himself in a routine fuss with his 9-year-old son over boots.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients

Reading teacher Robin Sizemore cuts her husband's hair Friday at Columbia Elementary School in Hammond. Chris Sizemore, a second-grade teacher, was one of three Columbia teachers who agreed to shave their heads if the students raised $1,000 for the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society.

March 02, 2012 5:00 pm
Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients

Students at Columbia Elementary School cheer Friday as three male teachers show off their new haircuts.

March 02, 2012 5:00 pm
Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients

Columbia Elementary School Principal Tony Salinas perpares Friday to announce the total raised in the school's three-week Pennies for Patients coin collection for charity. Students collected more than $1,380, beating last year's total of more than $1,353.

March 02, 2012 5:00 pm
Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Community members listen Tuesday afternoon as Dr. Leo Bryant, Chairman of the Hammond Housing Authority speaks during a groundbreaking for the renovations of the Columbia Center public housing development on 173rd. The job is a $15 million project of both private and federal stimulus monies …

July 13, 2010 8:12 pm
Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Dr. Leo Bryant, Chairman of the Hammond Housing Authority speaks Tuesday afternoon during a groundbreaking for the renovations of the housing projects at Columbia Center on 173rd, a $15 million project of both private and federal stimulus monies that will rehab 58 buildings in three phases,…

July 13, 2010 8:11 pm
Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Hammond Housing Authority renovation of Columbia Center housing projects

Workers begin renovations of the Columbia Center housing projects as part of the Hammond Housing Authority's $15 million project using both private and federal stimulus monies that will rehab 58 buildings in three phases, providing 94 units by 2011.

July 13, 2010 8:11 pm
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