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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First COVID-19 death in New Haven; senior housing complex resident tests positive

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Haven has nearly doubled in the past 24 hours — from 16 on Tuesday to 29 on […]

Homeless self-isolation site moves forward despite opposition

Despite opposition from a coalition of current and former Hill alders, several Board of Education members and local organizers, the city’s latest solution for homeless […]

City rents hotel rooms, plans self-isolation site for homeless

Amid concerns about the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation for New Haven’s homeless population, the city has rented 24 hotel rooms to decompress homeless […]

Elicker urges New Haven to take COVID-19 seriously

At his first daily COVID-19 update on the steps of City Hall on Monday, Mayor Justin Elicker implored New Haveners to heed official guidelines, addressed […]

Lamont orders bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters closed

Criticizing a slow and inadequate response to COVID-19 from the federal government, Gov. Ned Lamont, along with his counterparts in New York and New Jersey, […]

City, state executives ramp up COVID-19 response

As the novel coronavirus sweeps the world, government officials and community stakeholders are taking proactive measures to reduce the spread of the virus in New […]

New Haven announces state of emergency

New Haven announced a state of emergency on Sunday — the latest in a series of efforts designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. The state […]

New Haven Schools to close indefinitely amid COVID-19 fears

New Haven Public Schools, senior centers and libraries will close indefinitely starting on Friday amid national fear surrounding COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel […]

Alders confirm city coordinators

On Monday, the Board of Alders confirmed Mayor Justin Elicker’s appointments for the city’s top three coordinator jobs: economic development administrator, community services administrator and […]

Alders confirm city coordinators

On Monday, the Board of Alders confirmed Mayor Justin Elicker’s appointments for the city’s top three coordinator jobs: economic development administrator, community services administrator and […]

Elicker criticizes Yale in budget press conference

While outlining proposed changes to the city’s budget at a press conference on Monday, Mayor Justin Elicker called on Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital […]