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Judge: FDNY Can Hire for First Time in 5 Years

Friday, September 28, 2012

The federal judge overseeing the effort to diversify the nation's largest fire department has approved a new entrance exam that will allow the FDNY to hire new firefighters for the first time in five years.

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Appeals Court Hears FDNY Discrimination Case

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A city lawyer told a federal appeals panel Tuesday that a judge who called New York City's Fire Department "a stubborn bastion of white male privilege" went way beyond his authority by effectively taking over the department's hiring process.

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Judge Says City Could Owe $128M to Minority FDNY Applicants

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.

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Bloomberg Says City Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling that FDNY Could Owe $128M in Back-Pay

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million dollars in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.

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Group OKed to Make Home Visits to Black FDNY Applicants

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A federal monitor overseeing the FDNY’s hiring process is allowing the Vulcan Society, a group of black firefighters, to follow up directly with black candidates who haven’t completed their paperwork for an upcoming entrance exam by making home visits.

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New FDNY Exam to Be Delayed

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The next FDNY entrance exam scheduled for January is likely to be delayed by at least a month.

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Federal Judge Orders Monitor to Oversee FDNY Hiring

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A federal judge in New York wants an independent monitor to oversee the FDNY's hiring and recruiting practices.

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On Heels of Discrimination Suit, FDNY Aggressively Courts Minorities

Monday, July 18, 2011

The FDNY has launched an aggressive campaign to attract minority applicants and get word out about its revamped exam following a judge's ruling last year that the city's test discriminated against blacks and Hispanics.

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