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McDermott falls short on promoting diversity

I am a dedicated reader of your newspaper and feel that in the wake of all the race-related issues going on in in the country today, the continued racist/biased administrative practices within our midst should be pointed out.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 5:36 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

In last Sunday’s Forum section of The Times, former Executive Editor William Nangle wrote a column criticizing my stances on several important issues and taking me to task from both a policy and personal standpoint. I'm sure many people expected me to immediately respond in an angry manner t…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

A bicyclist rides across the Erie Lackawanna Trail bridge just after the official opening Monday in Hammond. The span is over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection. Officials also opened the trail bridge connecting the Monon Trail over 165th Street. Both bridges allow cycl…

July 07, 2014 5:45 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

The saga of Thomas McDermott Jr. continues.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Deal for SSCVA sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes uncertain

HAMMOND | It has come down to a matter of verbal acceptance vs. written acceptance, and a $40,000 sponsorship of the city’s Festival of the Lakes may be dead in the water.

July 03, 2014 8:30 pm
No break in the clouds over controversial air show

No break in the clouds over controversial air show

FAIR OAKS | At least 10 inches of rain in the past 30 days grounded what was to be the 2014 South Shore Air Show at its new venue here, tourism officials said.

June 25, 2014 5:49 pm Photos

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McDermott tells CVA he'll 'play nice'

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. made an appearance at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors meeting Thursday to smooth out a tense relationship that heated up last year after the South Shore Air Show was moved to Fair Oaks Farms, a move McDermott called “a…

June 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Figure incorrect in Festival of the Lakes report

A story in some Thursday editions listed an incorrect figure for what the city of Hammond spent on Festival of the Lakes in 2013.

June 19, 2014 10:45 am

Hammond Councilman misquoted

Hammond City Councilman Robert Markovich was misquoted in a story in some Thursday editions. Markovich said the council members who voted in support of Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojoa's request for a financial report on the last three years of the Festival of the Lakes were going with Mayo…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Combined sewer systems suspect in Little Cal leakage

It’s a tale of two meters and who is responsible for notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about sewer overflow problems.

June 04, 2014 7:45 pm
College Bound program extended 12 more years

College Bound program extended 12 more years

HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has targeted Hammond's dipalidated homes during his tenure and helped raze the 400th property on Wednesday.

May 15, 2014 6:36 pm
Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

HAMMOND │ The city Wednesday celebrated its 400th home demolition during the tenure of Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

May 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

As the mayor of the region's biggest city eyes a run for higher office, he might want to consult a neighboring school district on social media etiquette.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Denounce racism, apologize to Becerra

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said last week the city will save "millions of dollars" because he agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by ousted Hammond Housing Authority Director Maria Becerra.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Name that irks Democrats on spring primary ballot

GARY | A Gary woman whose last campaign for Lake County public office ended in a historic loss for the Democratic Party appears ready to face voters again.

January 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Hammond mayor to address Lakeshore chamber members

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond firefighters reject third contract offer

HAMMOND | The city’s firefighters have rejected a third — and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. assures final — contract offer.

January 23, 2014 7:30 pm
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