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NIPSCO Offering Free Trees to Customers through Arbor Day Foundation Program


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Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is providing 375 free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.

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Crown Point Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants at Annual Dinner


Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-Womens-Giving-Circle-Awards-Grants-at-Annual-Dinner-2017_01On September 12, eight $1,000 grants were awarded at the annual Women’s Giving Circle dinner. The Women’s Giving Circle is part of the philanthropic efforts of the Crown Point Community Foundation. The WGC lets any women from the area gain membership with a $100 or larger donation, which can be made throughout the year. Members’ donations are then pooled and awarded to area nonprofits. Using the principle of “one member, one vote,” all WGC members vote for the nonprofits of their choice at the organization’s annual dinner, which is held on the second Tuesday in September.

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Griffith Police Department Morale Surges Following Communication Audit


Griffith-PoliceThe Griffith Police Department is still reaping the benefits of a communication audit per-formed by Purdue University Northwest Public Relations students nearly one year ago.

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for City of Hammond Fire Department


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant to the City of Hammond Fire Department under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

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PNW Sinai Forum Brings MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to Discuss Topic of Political Unity, State of Media

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Purdue University Northwest engaged the Region yet again with the first in the 2017 series of the Sinai Forum, featuring host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough.

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RDA Readies Federal Funding Bid


south-shore-line-double-track-nwoThe Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority today approved a resolution formalizing the RDA’s financial commitments to West Lake and Double Tracking bond issues. The Board also formally accepted reports from KPMG and Farr Associates which, along with the resolution, will be submitted to the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) tomorrow by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

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South Shore Line Files Rating Applications for West Lake Corridor and NWI-Double Track Projects

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line, today announced that they have filed applications with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) seeking project ratings for both the West Lake Corridor and South Shore Line’s Double Track projects. This infrastructure investment package totals over $977 million and represents the single largest investment in commuter rail in the South Shore’s history. The investment will enhance safety, bring more convenient, frequent and reliable service, and quicker travel times to and from Chicago and equally important set the stage for major economic development around the stations.

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Humane Society Calumet Area Announces Complete Re-Brand


humane-indiana-logoThe staff and board of directors of Humane Society Calumet Area have announced this week that they have officially changed their name to Humane Indiana. Although their name has changed, their commitment to leading the community in the humane treatment of all animals remains the same.

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Street and Railroad Closings in Hammond


rot5As the construction year winds down, numerous agencies are making repairs and getting ready for winter. Unfortunately, these agencies are doing work in the same period of time in our City, closing many major thoroughfares. “In order to keep our residents informed and able to navigate the City, the various closings are listed below,” stated Mayor McDermott.

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Indiana State Police Troopers Find Dog on I-65


Indiana-State-Police-Troopers-Find-Dog-on-I-65This morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. Troopers working on I-65 near Ridge Road located a lost dog walking along the interstate. The K9 appears to be a female of German Shepard breed, black in color with brown paws and approximately a year old. The dog is very friendly and seems to be well trained.

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Downtown Hammond-Grand Marquette Trail Connector Project


Downtown-Hammond-Grand-Marquette-Trail-Connector-ProjectThe City of Hammond in a collaborative effort with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission has plans to construct a bike trail connection from Downtown Hammond to the Grand Marquette Trail. This connection will ultimately connect the trails from South Hammond through to Wolf Lake and a loop around the Irving Park Neighborhood allowing safe access to bikers, runners and walkers to travel the City. The financial cost of this project is approximately $1.5 million.

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