By Associated Press
WORCESTER, Mass. — Sam Torres can often be seen standing on a quiet street corner a few blocks from the bus station, holding a ragged cardboard sign that reads: “Homeless Please Help.”
Torres says he’d make at least twice his daily take of $10 or $15 — barely enough for coffee and sandwiches — if he could ask for money in a spot with more traffic. But that has been difficult in New England’s second-largest city since a pair of 2013 ordinances strictly limited where panhandling is allowed.