Kicked to the Curb 

A new city ordinance could curb panhandling on major city roads, but is it really about keeping people safe?

Carla Alderman’s cardboard sign says “Need help - smiles, $$, food.” “It’s embarrassing,” she says. “Smiles help a lot.” Alderman, 50, clutches the sign with both hands on a hot Friday morning at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street,…

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