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Boston police congratulate taxi driver on 50 years of service

Stanley Feinberg (left) and Boston police commissioner William Evans.
Stanley Feinberg (left) and Boston police commissioner William Evans. (Boston police)

Boston’s police commissioner Tuesday honored a taxi driver for a half-century of work.

Stanley Feinberg, 74, has worked as a licensed taxi driver in Boston for 50 years, police said in a statement.

Feinberg is still driving under the same hackney carriage medallion that he was issued in 1975, according to police.

Commissioner William B. Evans congratulated Feinberg on his decades of service Tuesday, presenting him with a citation of honor at police headquarters, police said.

Feinberg, according to police, told a story of how he was shot in 1980 while working in Roxbury during an attempted robbery. He took himself to a police station, where he was met by first responders and taken to the hospital. He was released four days later, and he returned to work a year later.

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Twenty years later, he ran into a nurse who treated his wounds from the shooting. She was a passenger in his cab, according to police.


Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.