Archive for July, 2013

Let’s Move Gary! Benefits from Dancing (National Dance Day - July 27)

July 26th, 2013

Surprising Benefits from Dancing As everyone knows, dancing is a fun social activity that anyone can enjoy. Did you know that you can significantly increase your overall health by simply dancing both mentally and physically? There are 8 primary benefits to dancing that will make you want to grab the nearest person to you and […]



July 25th, 2013

Gary, Indiana – Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the winners of the city’s 2013 Independence Day Parade. The awards ceremony took place at City Hall.First, second, and third place winners were awarded trophies for the best decorated floats, vehicles, walking units, and musical marching units. A trophy was also awarded to the best overall […]


Youth Are Taking Action for Change!

July 25th, 2013

Since his appointment as Gary Youth Services Bureau (YSB) Director this past spring, Patrick Barry has hit the ground running. He is seeking to take the department and activities for Gary youth to another level. Listed below are a host of upcoming activities:   Youth for Change Rally – Saturday, July 27 In March of […]


Mayor Submits Requested Law Enforcement Plan to Governor Pence

July 24th, 2013

(Gary, IND.) – With the number of homicides on the rise in Gary,  Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson addressed a letter to Gov. Mike Pence dated July 11, 2013, asking for assistance from the Indiana State Police to increase law enforcement presence in the steel city over a 90-day period. The Governor responded immediately and asked for […]


Gary Mayor and Superintendent of Gary Schools Discuss Education Reform with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

July 23rd, 2013

[Gary, IN] – Recently, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Gary Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, DC, to discuss partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to foster effective approaches to education reform. Participating city leaders are part of a […]


EPA, HUD, DOT and City of Gary Kick Off Partnership for Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Initiative

July 23rd, 2013

(Gary, July 19, 2013) Leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Transportation today joined Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, Indiana, to announce a new redevelopment initiative to revitalize four city neighborhoods. They are the Horace Mann, Downtown/Emerson, […]


KCi & JoJo Live in Concert

July 22nd, 2013

You don’t want to miss this! Get your groove on with KC & JoJo of Jodeci fame performing live at West Side Theater Guild, 9th & Gerry St., 7p.m. Gary’s own Glen Kimble will open the show and will be introduced by Windy City Live’s Val Warner. For ticket information, see flyer below.  


Next Week in Gary: July 20 – July 27, 2013

July 22nd, 2013

Engaged citizens and friends, Here is a weekly e-newsletter that shares important news and events taking place next week in Gary, IN. This pdf document makes it easier for you to forward, print and share with your friends and colleagues also to deliver information of interest and importance to you. Click here to ENJOY this attachment.


Did You Know??? July 22, 2013

July 22nd, 2013

New Redevelopment Project Today, leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation will join Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to announce a new redevelopment project. Through the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, EPA, HUD, and DOT, along with other federal and state agencies, will […]


NISOURCE Exec to Lead Public-Private Partnership Committee

July 19th, 2013

GARY, IN, July 18, 2013– Nathaniel T. Williams, president of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority today announced the appointment of Carrie J. Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer of NiSource Inc., as the new chair of the airport’s ad hoc committee exploring a public-private partnership (P3) to invest in the airport and the […]




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