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A dress code for taxi drivers? And that's not all. Navigating the rules is a challenge.

Cab driver Pierre-Marie Duchemin prefers to work downtown. He says: 'It's the only place you can make enough money to live.'
Cab driver Pierre-Marie Duchemin prefers to work downtown. He says: "It's the only place you can make enough money to live." (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe) Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe
By Alex Beam
Globe Staff / January 8, 2008

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Not for the first time, Boston's cab drivers are talking about unionizing. As a result, relations between the 6,000 cabbies and the Boston Police Department's 15-member Hackney Unit - never smooth - have been deteriorating as drivers complain ever more loudly about Hackney rules and regulations. Some rules make sense; jabbering on a cellphone while driving is forbidden. Some rules ... (Full article: 1241 words)

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