Critics of the NY soda ban say it cracks down unfairly on small business owners while allowing some large convenience stores to skirt the rules.
The Torres family and others were the roots of a Latino community that, by 2010, had grown to 51,230, or 58 percent of Reading’s population. “We came for the same reason everyone else did,” said Aida Torres, 69. “For a better environment. For a better life.”