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 hosts anti-hate press conference

Seventy-five years ago on Monday, Soviet troops opened the gates of the largest and deadliest extermination camp of the Nazi regime. On Sunday, communities from […]

City prepares for census

With the first 2020 census count efforts coming up in March, city, state and federal officials have kick-started a concerted push to encourage New Haven’s […]

DeLauro sponsors eviction prevention bill

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro came to City Hall last week to tout her new plan for tenant protection — a bill providing legal representation in […]

James Larson
Alders discuss guns, Tweed, Iran

The Board of Alders on Monday authorized a grant application for a gun violence prevention program, approved a federal grant partially reimbursing the city for […]

Women’s March holds press conference

As thousands took to the streets across the country for the fourth annual Women’s March, the Connecticut chapter of the national organization decided instead to […]

New Haven talks taxes at MLK celebration

More than five decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds of New Haveners packed into Varick Memorial AME Zion Church on […]

New alders join Board

While the vast majority of alders in the 2018–2019 term ran for and won reelection to the local legislature in November, six chose to end […]

Elicker appoints team

In the weeks leading up to his Jan. 1 inauguration, Mayor Justin Elicker made a slew of administrative appointments, keeping some of his predecessor’s staffers […]

New Haven welcomes earthquake victims

The city of New Haven and its public schools are preparing to receive and support Puerto Ricans displaced by a series of devastating natural disasters, […]

Elicker moves into City Hall

Elm City’s new mayor Justin Elicker’s first week was a busy one, featuring a packed inauguration ceremony, a no-frills celebration and the release of a […]

Two alders arrested at airline protest

Two New Haven alders were among 53 arrested at an airline catering workers’ protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week. The protestors, who […]