Ted Siefer

Freelance writer

Stories by Ted Siefer

In pot chase, social equity meets economic reality

Investors are ‘buying up economic empowerment applicants’

International issues play key role in Lowell rep’s race

Rady Mom, the country’s first and only Cambodian-American legislator, faces an insurrection from within his own community

Gateway Cities discover the power of food

Fresh veggies, koshari turn food deserts into oases

Fall River’s lightning rod

Mayor Jasiel Correia should be riding high, but these are trying times

Pot and the minority community

Is legal marijuana a blight or boon?

Lowell’s single-issue election 

Divided city showed consensus is possible 

Lawrence’s Rivera facing tough reelection fight

City showing signs of progress, but mayor faces battle to retain his post

Why Lowell is torn over new high school

Rebuild downtown, or move to the fringe of suburbia?

Lawsuit challenges Lowell at-large voting

Says approach leads to all white city government

Holyoke’s mayor isn’t afraid of pot

Alex Morse sees potential for urban farming in his old city’s mills

Mom-and-pop economic development  

Boosting unbanked immigrant entrepreneurs in Lawrence  

In Lowell, higher salaries for a higher purpose

Can bigger paychecks attract more diverse candidates?

A Springfield revival?

Railcar manufacturing, a casino, and other changes are creating optimism

Gateway Cities preoccupied with panhandling

Towns say beggars are bad for business, public safety

Why whites control Lowell city government

Voting system concentrates power in heavily white Belvidere