City of Gary – November 2014 Events

October 30th, 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.   November 1 Nov. [...]


Pipe Burst at Gary Public Transportation Center Impacts Service

November 23rd, 2014

Gary, IN – Late Saturday night, a pipe burst at the Gary Public Transportation Center (GPTC) located at 4th Avenue and Adams in Gary’s downtown area. Flooding occurred on the first and second floors of the facility, and City officials have indicated that it will take 3-5 days to suction the water out and access [...]


Chi–Cal Rivers Fund Announces $1.1 Million in Grants

November 19th, 2014

Public–private partnership funds five projects to improve stormwater management, habitat, and green space in Chicago/Calumet region NOVEMBER 18, 2014, CHICAGO, Illinois – Today, Chi-Cal Rivers Fundpartners announced five projects selected to receive $1.1 million in grant funding that will help improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago and Calumet region. With a focus on reducing stormwater runoff, [...]


City Officials to Unveil Redevelopment Plans for 504 Broadway Gary State Bank Building

November 19th, 2014

Who:     Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Michael Schrage CEO of Centier Bank, Representatives from the Gary Common Council, Forest Hayes of the Gary Economic Development Corporation and Vance Kenney, Gateway Partners, LLC, business and community leaders   What:    Since the announcement of the purchase of the 504 Broadway Bank Building earlier this year, a lot of [...]



November 19th, 2014

(Gary, Ind.) – After a two-year hiatus, the Gary Air Show will return to Marquette Park in July 10-11, 2015 according to Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. Her announcement, which was made at a press conference earlier today, was met with enthusiastic applause. “We are excited to bring this type of entertainment back home to Gary,” [...]


INDOT Readies for Winter Weather

November 18th, 2014

November 16-22 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week   The Indiana Department of Transportation has spent the warmer months preparing for winter weather. Now it’s time to do your part during Winter Weather Preparedness Week this November 16 through 22.   “INDOT urges drivers to dust off their winter driving habits before snow or ice leads [...]


The Park Department will be conducting a series of controlled burns at Marquette Park

November 18th, 2014

In the next few weeks, Sandy O’Brien, the Natural Areas Manager contracted by the Park Dept will be conducting a series of controlled burns of the natural areas at Marquette Park.  The burns will help clear invasive woody brush, stimulate the growth of native wildflowers and grassy plants and ultimately make the oak savanna look good [...]


Gary Mayor to Discuss Future of Gary Air Show

November 17th, 2014

WHO:        Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, representatives from the Gary Common Council,                  Gary/Chicago International Airport, the Gary Jet Center and B-Coleman Aviation WHAT:      Mayor Freeman-Wilson will be joined by community leaders and representatives from the aviation community to discuss the future of the Gary Air Show.   [...]



November 17th, 2014

GARY—State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) announced which gospel groups and soloists would perform at the Harvest Fest Saturday, Nov. 22 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 1727 W. 15th Ave. in Gary. Gospel soloists David Gullett and Tamilla Calloway will sing in addition to performances offered by the Pilgrim Rest Praise Dancers and Mimes and CeCe & [...]


A time for action: Eleven leading philanthropies are taking steps to expand My Brother’s Keeper initiative

November 17th, 2014

In early June, eleven of the nation’s leading philanthropies announced a plan of action to maximize the potential of the private sector to improve life outcomes boys and young men of color as part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The plan was bolstered by $194 million in initial investments in key areas, including [...]


White House announces plans for My Brother’s Keeper – style initiative targeting girls

November 14th, 2014

Responding to complaints that they were unfairly excluded from the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for young men, the White House recently announced it will introduce a new initiative focusing on improving the lives young women of color.   On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the White House released a report detailing the work done to help girls [...]




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