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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Alders strengthen lead ordinance requirements

The Board of Alders unanimously passed an amendment to the city’s controversial lead ordinance, which — with the addition of the word “shall” — now […]

Talia Soglin
Alders support divestment activists

The Board of Alders on Monday unanimously passed a resolution supporting the activists who stormed the field at the Yale Bowl on Nov. 23 to […]

Talia Soglin
Elicker transition team launches podcast

With inauguration just one month away, Mayor-elect Justin Elicker’s transition team is soliciting feedback from New Haveners of all stripes about their visions for the […]

UNH launches investigation into Faherty

University of New Haven announced on Thursday that administrators hired an independent firm to investigate allegations of sexual impropriety against former women’s soccer coach Brendan […]

Women’s soccer coach leaves Yale amid allegations of misconduct

Update, November 21: After publication of the story, Faherty’s lawyers, Theodore W. Heiser and Suisman Shapiro, said the coach denies the allegations. “Mr. Faherty is […]

Muscosportsphotos.com
Alders unanimously approve Steve Hamm to CRB

After a contentious nomination process, the Board of Alders unanimously approved local journalist and filmmaker Steve Hamm to the Civilian Review Board on Monday. In […]

Angela Xiao
New Haveners talk policy at Elicker transition event

Following his landslide two-to-one victory earlier this month, Mayor-elect Justin Elicker and his transition team welcomed over 200 community members to a standing-room-only conversation about […]

Elicker announces transition team

Mayor-elect Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 — after trouncing three-term incumbent Mayor Toni Harp in last Tuesday’s election — announced his transition team on […]

The Elicker transition: moving forward

After cruising to victory over three-term Mayor Toni Harp on Tuesday night by a 2-to-1 margin, mayor-elect Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 is now […]

Elicker elected New Haven’s 51st mayor

By a whopping 2-to-1 margin, New Haven voters on Tuesday elected Democratic nominee, former alder and nonprofit executive Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 as […]

Lukas Flippo
Mayoral campaign in review

Today, New Haven residents will make a choice between two candidates with storied careers in the Elm City: three-term incumbent Mayor Toni Harp and former […]