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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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 […]

Early data reveals COVID-19 disproportionately impacts people of color in New Haven

In line with reports out of major cities across the country, New Haven’s preliminary COVID-19 data reveals a disturbing trend: Black and Latinx individuals account […]

Homeless self-isolation site ready for patients

New Haven’s solution for homeless individuals who test positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization — a 50-bed self-isolation site at Hill Regional Career High […]

Hotel deal to house homeless falls through

The Elm City’s weeks-long effort to transfer New Haven’s homeless from shelters and streets to hotel rooms was supposed to be nearly complete by Monday. […]

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City expands COVID-19 noncompliance reporting

Amid complaints from residents that some New Haven businesses are not complying with public health directives, Mayor Justin Elicker and Health Director Maritza Bond announced […]

Alders pass COVID-19 resolutions, indemnification order

In a meeting moved up from its original April 6 scheduled date, the Board of Alders on Thursday unanimously passed four COVID-19 resolutions and granted […]

Connecticut National Guard erects overflow site at SCSU

Anticipating an overwhelming of the state’s hospital system, Gov. Ned Lamont deployed the Connecticut National Guard on Monday to convert Southern Connecticut State University’s campus […]

Yale comes under fire at budget meeting

In place of the standing-room-only budget meetings normally held in the Board of Alders Chamber, New Haven residents filled the city’s Zoom budget meeting to […]

Yale to clear space for first responders

A day after Mayor Justin Elicker slammed Yale for failing to meet his housing request for public safety officers, University President Peter Salovey announced that […]

Elicker slams Yale for lack of cooperation

A day after the University began soliciting donations to support healthcare and assist New Haven businesses, Mayor Justin Elicker criticized what he sees as his […]

Yale announces fund to aid New Haven

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across the country, the University launched the Yale Community for New Haven Fund on Thursday afternoon to support healthcare and […]