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New senior housing opens in Gary

New senior housing opens in Gary

The Gardens of Carolina resident Betty Adams shows off her apartment.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
New senior housing opens in Gary

New senior housing opens in Gary

The Gardens on Carolina residents Joyce Tillman and Susie Miller celebrate at Thursday's dedication ceremony.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
New senior housing opens in Gary

New senior housing opens in Gary

The Gardens on Carolina, a new affordable senior housing facility, was dedicated Thursday.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
New senior housing opens in Gary

New senior housing opens in Gary

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks Thursday at the dedication of The Gardens on Carolina.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond commission approves deal for brewpub at Oxbow Landing

Hammond commission approves deal for brewpub at Oxbow Landing

HAMMOND | The city has secured a deal with the owners of a popular Illinois restaurant and brewery to build a second location at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue.

June 18, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

A vacant gas station at the five-points intersection on Indianapolis Boulevard is among at least three properties slated for demolition as part of a $25 million redevelopment project.

June 14, 2013 5:10 pm
$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

A vacant gas station at the five-points intersection along Indianapolis Boulevard in North Hammond is among at least three properties to be demolished during a $25 million project.

June 14, 2013 5:12 pm
$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

$25 million project to bring retail, restaurants to North Hammond

At least three properties, including this cigarette store near the Indiana-Illinois border, will be demolished during the $25 million project along Indianapolis Boulevard in North Hammond.

June 14, 2013 5:03 pm
Arbor Day sprouts saplings

Arbor Day sprouts saplings

LaPorte County Landscaping workers plant one of six trees on the south end of Knickerbocker Parkway on Monday as part of the city's Arbor Day celebration.

April 29, 2013 2:41 pm
Arbor Day sprouts saplings

Arbor Day sprouts saplings

Workers from LaPorte County Landscaping plant a tree Monday on Knickerbocker Parkway as part of Hammond's Arbor Day celebration. NIPSCO donated the six trees planted on the south end of the parkway. Last week, the Hammond Parks Foundation donated 18 trees that were planted north on Knickerbocker.

April 29, 2013 2:28 pm
East Chicago celebrates new homes in Washington Square

East Chicago celebrates new homes in Washington Square

The Vincent family stands outside their new home in the city's Washington Square neighborhood. City officials on Tuesday celebrated the completion of six new model homes in the neighborhood.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am
East Chicago celebrates new homes in Washington Square

East Chicago celebrates new homes in Washington Square

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland speaks Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday in the Washington Square neighborhood. City officials celebrated the completion of six model homes in the area.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago Heights reaches settlement agreement with Hammond over water issue

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that allows Mayor David Gonzalez to execute a settlement agreement to resolve all pending litigation with the city of Hammond and the Hammond Water Works.

February 05, 2013 6:00 pm
Cost of water varies widely throughout Calumet Region

Cost of water varies widely throughout Calumet Region

The amount region residents pay for water flowing from their faucets varies widely between communities, a Times analysis shows.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond city councilman injured in crash into tavern

Hammond city councilman injured in crash into tavern

The Calumet Tap at 5516 Calumet Ave., Hammond, was the site of an accident Thursday morning involving a Hammond city councilman. The bar apparently had been closed.

January 03, 2013 1:22 pm
The Roller Dome rink

The Roller Dome rink

The Roller Dome rink closed in 2008 and was converted into an indoor soccer facility. The building at 730 Gostlin St. is now vacant, and its owners are seeking a new tenant or a buyer.

January 02, 2013 6:04 pm
Charges filed in Munster homicide

Charges filed in Munster homicide

CROWN POINT | The former husband of a Munster woman was charged Wednesday with her slaying early New Year's Day, police said.

January 02, 2013 5:17 pm Photos

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Donations still coming in for Cheer Fund

Donations still coming in for Cheer Fund

Cheer Fund organizers John and Dan Gescheidler are joined by family members Grant Gescheidler, 9, and Isabelle Kandalec, 7, to count donations Wednesday at The Times office in Munster. More than $27,000 has been raised this year to help local families afford Christmas dinner.

December 26, 2012 4:30 pm
Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Emily Watroba, of Schererville, pets Willie, the new family dog she and her husband, Carl Watroba, adopted on Friday. The Humane Society Calumet Area held Black Friday specials on its adoption fees.

November 24, 2012 10:30 am
Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Emily and Carl Watroba greet Willie, the new family dog, they adopted Friday at the Humane Society Calumet Area with help from volunteer Julie Przybyla. The organization held Black Friday specials on its adoption fees.

November 24, 2012 10:31 am
Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Humane society hosts Black Friday promotion

Makayla Togtman holds a kitten Friday at Humane Society Calumet Area. Togtman with her sister, Savannah Togtman, and dad, Mike Togtman, came to the shelter to look at cats. The Munster facility waived the adoption fee for cats with black markings on Friday for a Black Friday special.

November 24, 2012 10:29 am
Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Members of the Northwest Indiana Jewish community stage a counter rally Monday at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond in support of Israel. They rallied next to a student-led protest organized by Students for Justice in Palestine.

November 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine hold a "die in" Monday at Purdue University Calumet in protest of deaths in the Gaza Strip. Members of the Northwest Indiana Jewish community rally near them in support of Israel.

November 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine hold a "die in" Monday at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond in protest of deaths in the Gaza Strip.

November 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Purdue Calumet students, members of Jewish community hold counter protests

Richard Katz, of Crown Point, attends Monday's rally in support of Israel at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.

November 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Secretary of state speaks to North Twp. seniors about investment fraud

Secretary of state speaks to North Twp. seniors about investment fraud

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson speaks Wednesday to North Township seniors at the Wicker Park Social Center. Her message detailed how they could avoid investment scams.

November 14, 2012 4:40 pm
Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Marcela Andalon, of Hammond, walks Tuesday with her kids, Aaron, 3, and Aaden Eli, 1, on the Monon Trail. Future plans are to expand the trail south over the Little Calumet River to connect to a Munster trail.

September 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Contractors work to place a curb Tuesday near the Monon Trail at Waltham Street and Lyman Avenue.

September 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Monon Trail project nears completion, signs to be added

Contractors work Tuesday to place a curb near the Monon Trail at Waltham Street and Lyman Avenue. The trail, which runs parallel to Lyman Avenue, should be complete this fall.

September 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Residents without power look for ways to beat the heat

Residents without power look for ways to beat the heat

Georgia McClellan's Merrillville home was warm Wednesday afternoon because it had been without power since early Tuesday, but her attitude stayed cool.

July 25, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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More new units opened in ongoing transformation of Hammond's Columbia Center

More new units opened in ongoing transformation of Hammond's Columbia Center

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and Hammond Housing Authority officials commemorate the opening of 40 new units at the city's Columbia Center complex along 173rd Street. The project was the latest in an effort to update the 1940s-era complex.

July 25, 2012 4:40 pm
More new units opened in ongoing transformation of Hammond's Columbia Center

More new units opened in ongoing transformation of Hammond's Columbia Center

Hammond Housing Authority Executive Director Carmen Paniagua speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for American Heartland Homes 2 project at Columbia Center. The phase includes 40 newly constructed housing units and nine remodeled units.

July 25, 2012 4:40 pm
E.C. boy dies while swimming with friend in Wolf Lake

E.C. boy dies while swimming with friend in Wolf Lake

HAMMOND | The East Chicago boy who died Friday night from an apparent drowning has been identified by the Lake County coroner's office as Antwain Hall.

June 23, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Lincoln Elementary plants trees in honor of 10-year-old Hammond boy

Lincoln Elementary plants trees in honor of 10-year-old Hammond boy

Leslie Zoliner-Gradi and Debbie Dolato, grandmothers of Jason DeGroot Jr., help plant trees in his honor on Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School in Hammond.

May 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Hammond dealing with manhole cover thefts

Hammond dealing with manhole cover thefts

Thomas Burns, an inspector with the Hammond Sewer Department, lifts a manhole cover recently. Thieves have stolen at least eight manhole covers this year. A standard round manhole cover costs $120 to $200 to replace.

March 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Hammond dealing with manhole cover thefts

Hammond dealing with manhole cover thefts

Scott Mitchell, Hammond superintendent of sewer maintenance, shows the types of manhole covers thieves are targeting. At least eight manhole covers have been stolen this year from city streets. Last year, 31 manhole covers were stolen.

March 23, 2012 7:00 pm
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