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Valparaiso Family YMCA Provides Expanded Services in Facility Expansion


Valparaiso-Family-YMCA-Provides-Expanded-Services-in-Facility-ExpansionOpening in January of 2017, the Valparaiso Family YMCA will welcome visitors to experience a new 8,500 square foot two-story building addition designed with your health in mind. This expansion is a collaboration of resources from the Valparaiso YMCA and its healthcare partner, St. Mary Medical Center. Both organizations are joined in their commitment to providing services that strengthen our community, mind, body and spirit.

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City of Hammond Spreads the Holiday Cheer with 2016 Holiday Parade

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The Hammond Holiday Parade spread cheer through the city again this year, and it has for about 80 years.

91 vehicles were involved, including Hammond Police, the District Supervisors, a fleet of snowplows, and decorated floats from local businesses. Families gathered along Indianapolis Boulevard as the floats went by.

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NIPSCO Reminds Customers of Carbon Monoxide Dangers


rot4As winter settles in, NIPSCO reminds customers of the importance of maintaining a safe home heating system.

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City of Hammond Wins National Award for 33rd Annual National Night Out


hammond-national-night-out-2016Janet Venecz, Councilwoman-at-large and President of Hammond Community Watch is proud to announce that the City of Hammond has been selected as a National Award Winner for its outstanding participation in the 33rd Annual National Night Out.

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City of Hammond Selected as National Award Winner in 2016


rot5Janet Venecz, Councilwoman-at-large and President of Hammond Community Watch is proud to announce that the City of Hammond has been selected as a National Award Winner for its outstanding participation in the 33rd Annual National Night Out.

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South Shore Providing Extra Service During 2016 Thanksgiving Week


SouthShoreNICTDThis weekend kicks off the holiday season along the South Shore Line! Experience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events like the spectacular Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the annual Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park and the traditional German Christkindlmarket in the Chicago Loop.

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NIPSCO Installing New LED Street Lights Across Northern Indiana


rot3Om Wednesday, November 16, NIPSCO announced plans to convert existing street lights to light-emitting diode (LED) technology through its LED Street Light Program. NIPSCO-owned street lights will be changed at no additional cost to participating communities. This program is the first of its kind in Indiana.

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NIPSCO Joins National Energy Industry Efforts to Help Protect Customers from Utility Scammers


rot6Electric and natural gas providers across the United States and Canada are joining forces to protect customers from long-running scams targeting their customers.

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Sanitary District, Griffith Reach Agreement on Sewer Contract


rot5The Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) and the Town of Griffith (Griffith) today reached a binding agreement for sanitary sewer services and fees following protracted litigation and negotiations. "I'm pleased that the Sanitary District and the Town have finally come to mutual agreement over past and current sewer fees and a way forward in achieving clean water for our communities," said Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. "It has taken a long time for us to get to a point where both parties can move forward in achieving the best possible result for our citizens and our environment."

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Porter County Solid Waste District Receives Water Grant in 2016


Porter-County-Solid-Waste-District-Receives-Water-Grant-2016Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction was named a recipient of an Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Grant to fund water quality protection programming in 2017.

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Valparaiso Police Department Earns CALEA Re-Accreditation in 2016


Valparaiso-Police-Department-Earns-CALEA-Re-Accreditation-in-2016_01The Valparaiso Police Department in 2010, for the first time, achieved accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Every three years the department must be re-evaluated (audited) to maintain the CALEA accreditation.

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