Thomas Mcdermott Jr
INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
I appreciate the thoughts Marc Chase expressed in his column on my social media presence, or “anti-social” media presence, as he points out.
It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.
INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.
HAMMOND | John Doughty has been named the new Hammond police chief, replacing Brian Miller, who plans to retire in April.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.
HAMMOND | City Council members raised concerns Monday about the lack of information provided regarding the potential expansion of the South Shore commuter train line.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s tunnel vision and lack of regional leadership were evident once again Friday when he persuaded a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee to denounce Senate Bill 367. That's the legislation that would grease the wheels to expand South S…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. ran into a stone wall of indifference Wednesday before an Indiana Senate committee, as he fought to save his city's rental property registration and inspection program.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. told The Times on Friday he agreed to settle a March 2012 discrimination complaint filed by ousted Hammond Housing Authority Director Maria Becerra rather than drag the city through a potentially expensive legal battle.
The $4 million in annual savings expected from a legislative plan to close a Lake County tax loophole may be used to fund expanding the South Shore Line.
HAMMOND | Hammond Firefighters Local 556 voted to accept a new contract offered by the city, although many of them are describing it as disappointing, union President Ed Lomeli said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.
INDIANAPOLIS | The three children killed this month in a Hammond house fire weighed heavily on Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Tuesday as he urged a legislative panel not to limit the ability of local governments to inspect rental properties.
HAMMOND | The city’s firefighters may be getting a new contract after all.
Thomas McDermott Jr. is mayor of Hammond.
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