Mackenzie Hawkins
Staff Reporter
Mackenzie is the editor in chief and president of the Managing Board of 2022. She previously covered City Hall for the News, including the 2019 mayoral race and New Haven's early pandemic response. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a junior in Trumbull College studying ethics, politics and economics.
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Connecticut sues ExxonMobil for deceiving consumers about climate change

Connecticut on Monday joined a growing coalition of states and cities suing oil and gas giants for allegedly concealing their contributions to climate change from […]

Slight budget surplus pads city’s rainy day fund

Despite grim financial predictions when the pandemic took hold in March, New Haven officials ended this fiscal year with a measured celebration; the Elm City’s […]

Stephanie Washington sues involved officers, New Haven, Hamden, Yale over police shooting

Stephanie Washington was rushed to the hospital last April after Yale and Hamden police fired 16 rounds at her car during a traffic stop, their […]

A budget of increases and cuts: The numbers behind policing in New Haven

At a June 4 rally, New Haveners called on the city to cut this year’s police budget by $33 million — over 75 percent. A coalition […]

Approved city budget includes $2.5 million non-guaranteed contribution from Yale

After months of negotiations, New Haven has a budget: the Board of Alders last Tuesday approved a budget that cuts the property tax hike from an […]

Virtual Class Week concludes with Bennett’s message: “You have a huge opportunity to reset”

Under normal circumstances, graduating seniors gather on Old Campus, clad in zany headwear and surrounded by newly-planted tulips, to partake in the storied traditions that […]

Walker-Myers calls to change COVID-19 racial map, test sites to open in minority neighborhoods

New COVID-19 racial data in the Elm City confirms existing trends: Black and Latinx New Haveners are more likely to contract, be hospitalized for and […]

New Haven Mayor's Office
UP CLOSE: COVID-19, homelessness and New Haven’s response

Looking back: Justice for Stephanie and Paul, one year later

Gaps persist in city’s COVID-19 racial data 

Last week, Mayor Justin Elicker released early demographic data for COVID-19 cases that indicates a disproportionate impact on black and Latinx New Haveners. But the […]

New Haven lounge owners sue Elicker, Lamont for COVID-19 orders

The owners of a New Haven lounge filed a lawsuit on April 3 against Mayor Justin Elicker and Gov. Ned Lamont challenging the validity of […]