| Newton MA News and Politics BlogYellow Cab — once called Newton City Cab and later Suburban Cab — will be providing its last rides today, the TAB’s Laura Lovett reports.

Then in 1977 [Richard Johnston] decided to buy the company. …At one point he had 25 cabs with 16 drivers working during the day and 10 at night. By the end that number had dwindled to three or four drivers working during the day and three at night.

“We all got old together. Some of the drivers just aged out, some are sick or can’t drive for one reason or another. Nobody wants to do this kind of work,” said Johnston.