Archive for January, 2013

The City of Gary Supports The Ban on Assault Weapons Bill

January 24th, 2013

As the nation continues to mourn the tragedy of Newton and other similar tragedies that took place after it, public officials ask the citizens to take action. Today, U. S. Senator and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein will introduce an updated version of her bill to reinstitute the assault weapon/large capacity clip ban that […]


Remembering Mr. Quentin P. Smith

January 24th, 2013

    On January 15, 2013, Northwest Indiana lost a living legend, Mr. Quentin P. Smith. Mr. Smith was born in Texas but grew up in East Chicago, Indiana. He was a community leader and an Indiana State University graduate who educated the youth about his experiences as a Tuskegee Airman. He would remember times […]


Killer Named

January 23rd, 2013

Killer Named in Jerry Hood Murder Case Today, Officer Larry Robertson of the Gary Police Department filed charges in the case of murder victim, Jerry Hood of Gary. The affidavit states that “on or about October 19, 2012, Javonta M.K. Pointer (of Gary) did kill Hood while committing or attempting to commit burglary.” Pointer is […]


Mayor Freeman-Wilson vs. Harlem Globetrotters

January 23rd, 2013

Gary Mayor to Suit up and Play Against Harlem Globetrotters Earlier this week, a press conference was held featuring Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets Blakes. As a player ambassador for the Globetrotters, Blakes talked about the upcoming game at the Genesis Convention Center that will be played on Wed. 23 at 7p.m. at the Genesis Convention in […]


Senate Bill 0585

January 22nd, 2013

Recently, Sen. Ed Charbonneau introduced Senate Bill 0585, which covers proposed changes to the Gary Airport Board, land-based casinos and a level 1 trauma center in NWI. A digest of this bill is listed below following a statement on the bill by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. As Gary Goes . . . . Many Northwest Indiana […]


Job Compliance Forum

January 11th, 2013

  In the evening of January 9th Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson with Congressman Pete Visclosky hosted a job compliance forum at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. The primary topic of discussion was on bringing companies to Gary and providing jobs to its citizens. Throughout the forum there was an emphasis on having companies demonstrate good […]


Alleyways Clearance

January 11th, 2013

As the alleyways within the City have obstructions and overgrown vegetation, the Gary Sanitary District has contracted with D & R Site Services, LLC in an effort to clear the alleyways to provide better accessibility for the Gary residents, emergency, and service vehicles (such as trash collection). Should you have questions concerning this matter, please […]


Snow Angels Program

January 11th, 2013

Gary Snow Angel Program What It Is The City of Gary, Department of Public Parks and Youth Services Bureau are rolling out a new program that aims to mobilize youth and adult volunteers to assist senior and disabled residents with snow removal. How It Works Those who sign up are matched up with young volunteers […]


Earned Income Tax Credit Press Conference

January 9th, 2013

On January 8th, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson held a press conference detailing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and how it will help citizens of Gary. The EITC is a refundable credit which means that even if you don’t owe money, you will get money back, according to Myer Blank from True Partners Consulting LLC.  This […]


City of Gary Starts New Year with Goal to Help Return Millions to Gary Residents

January 8th, 2013

Gary, IN – Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined representatives from the Urban League of NWI, Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Office, the University of Chicago, and True Partners Consulting to discuss returning potentially millions of dollars to the citizens of Gary through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). By applying for the EITC, households […]




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