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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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 […]

Elicker releases budget proposal

Mayor Justin Elicker’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year included a tax increase and significant cuts in spending, without any “budget gimmicks,” debt refinancing […]

Health center awarded federal grant

New Haven children’s health center Clifford Beers is one of seven recipients of a competitive federal grant of up to $16 million. The grant, administered […]

Mackenzie Hawkins
Elicker fires youth services director

Mayor Justin Elicker ousted Youth Services Director Jason Bartlett on Friday, following through a campaign promise to fire the subject of a sweeping FBI probe […]

Justice, jobs and more at mayor’s coffee chat

A dozen New Haveners joined Mayor Justin Elicker on Friday for coffee, donuts and a conversation about the Elm City. The event — the fifth […]

Noel Rockwell
City accepts vocational training grant

The Board of Alders on Tuesday unanimously approved a $125,000 state grant that will fund another semester of the Career Pathways Eli Whitney Afterschool Program […]

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Elicker, Blumenthal speak against Trump budget

Mayor Justin Elicker and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., hosted a Friday press conference criticizing the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget, with a specific emphasis […]

Alders approve diversity initiative for business owners

The Board of Alders Finance Committee on Monday advanced a resolution for a diversity initiative aimed to boost participation of women and minority-owned (WMO) businesses […]

Alders discuss police chief’s salary

After a spirited discussion at Monday’s monthly Finance Committee meeting, alders on the Finance Committee approved a $7,600 transfer to the police chief’s salary — […]

ANALYSIS: The transition team’s goals for arts, culture, library

As Mayor Justin Elicker nears the 100-day mark of his tenure, his administration has begun to implement the vision laid out in the transition team […]

Local organizers host transit equity day

Around 30 politicians, activists and community members gathered at the intersection of Church and Chapel streets on Tuesday morning for a transit equity press conference […]