City of Gary – October 2014 Events

October 1st, 2014

There are many events happening around the City of Gary during the month of October. Be sure to mark your calendars and “Like” City of Gary’s Team Gary Indiana Facebook Fan Page for Event Flyers and other news updates! City of Gary is also on Twitter @TeamGaryIndiana.   Post by Team Gary, Indiana.     October 1 – [...]


ECIER Foundation Delivers Entrepreneurial Experience to Area Youth; Indy Eleven Soccer Team & Keystone Construction Owner Hosts Group in Indianapolis

October 17th, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, October 11, 2014) – Indy Eleven Professional Soccer Owner and Keystone Construction CEO Ersal Ozdemir shared his story of entrepreneurial success with the next generation of entrepreneurs from the ECIER Foundation.   Thanks to the generosity of BMO Harris Bank, approximately 20 students representing the JWA Boys & Girls Club in Gary, several Gary [...]


Support Domestic Violence Awareness by participating in Gary’s “Glow Run/Walk”

October 16th, 2014

According to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 45 women, ranging in ages from 19 to 63 died as result of domestic violence during July 1 through June 30, 2014. However, domestic violence victims are not exclusively female. In fact, domestic violence affects men as well, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. In order to [...]


IU Northwest, three police agencies, U.S. Attorney’s Office to collaborate on reducing gun violence; Department of Justice awards agencies with $300,000 grant as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

October 15th, 2014

(Gary, IN) – As part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $300,000 jointly to Indiana University Northwest and the police departments of Gary, East Chicago and South Bend. Established in 2001 in order to reduce gun violence by implementing data-driven violence reduction strategies in communities, PSN encourages [...]


Stewart Settlement House State Historic Marker Dedication

October 15th, 2014

The public is invited to join Gary Christ United Methodist Church, the Stewart House Urban Farm and Garden, Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Historical Bureau for the dedication and unveiling of a new Indiana historical marker.  The contribution of African Americans in Gary during the early 20th century will be recognized with the marker commemorating [...]


Knight Cities Challenge: What’s your best idea to make the City of Gary more successful?

October 14th, 2014

There’s no denying the City Of Gary is on the upswing, and everyone is feeling it. But what’s behindGary’s revival, and what can we do to maintain, support and expand this transformation? How do we ensure Gary continues to become a more vibrant place to live and work? These are questions that the John S. and [...]


Mayor Shares Thoughts on Raising the Minimum Wage

October 10th, 2014

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the President also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and businesses [...]


Information about City of Gary’s new trash carrier

October 9th, 2014

Waste Management and the City of Gary, IN, announced that they have reached agreement on the final day of collection for the city’s residents.   “We sincerely thank the residents of Gary for their patronage and also appreciate the compliments our employees have received from residents over the past two years. Providing quality service to [...]


A Year of Action: #RaiseTheWage

October 8th, 2014

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But as part of what he termed a “year of action,” the President also made clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, it was possible to make progress [...]


Gary International Black Film Festival to Focus on City of Gary

October 8th, 2014

The Gary International Black Film Festival will be held at the Bergland Auditorium in Savannah Hall at Indiana University Northwest Oct. 17-19.   On Sunday Oct. 19, the event will focus on the City of Gary, its people and the collective hometown pride of the participating filmmakers. “Gary Day” at the festival will specifically feature [...]


Mayor Freeman-Wilson proclaimed October 16 “One Church, One School Day” in the city of Gary

October 7th, 2014

City of Gary Proclamation One Church One School 18th Annual Conference   Whereas, the One Church One School (OCOS) Community Partnership Program was organized in 1992 by Rev. Dr. Henry M. Williamson, Senior Pastor of Carter Temple C.M.E. Church; and   Whereas, the City of Gary, Indiana, and the Gary Community Schools Corporation were the first entities [...]




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