The City of Boston and surrounding communities mourn the loss of Attorney Joseph Wishnow

I am very sad to get the news about the death of 81-year old Attorney Joseph Wishnow. He was a real pillar and support to the individual taxi drivers and the taxi industry for many decades.
We will all miss him and his presence. It is so hard to watch the great members of his generation pass on. They, like Attorney Wishnow, were from a better time and place and brought inspiring values to us all. We must celebrate his life as he made the world a better place for those whose lives he touched. My condolences also to my colleague, his amazing daughter Attorney Robin Fleischer, who he inspired and loved and who follows in his footsteps!

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx…

Boston Taxi ridership declining in 2015

Studies have shown that Boston taxi ridership has dropped 22 percent in the first half of this 2015, a massive decline that provides the strongest evidence to show the impact that the UBER and LYFT industry has had in the city.

From January to June, taxis in Boston reported some 1.5 million fewer passenger trips and took $33 million less in fares — a cut of 25 percent — compared with the same period last year, according to data collected by city regulators. The total number of trips fell to 5.3 million.