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City Agrees to $98 Million Settlement, Ending FDNY Discrimination Suit

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomberg had fought a judge's ruling declaring previous FDNY entrance exams discriminatory; but de Blasio agreed with the judge.

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New York Appeals Court Approves FDNY Hiring Oversight

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A federal appeals court said a Brooklyn judge rushed to judgment in deciding that the FDNY had intentionally discriminated against black and Latino applicants. 

 

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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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FDNY Boasts More Minority Applicants

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The FDNY said nearly half of the applicants for its new exam are minorities as the department continues its efforts to recruit and attract a more diverse force.

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Sign-Up for New FDNY Exam Could Begin Within Days

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Registration for the new FDNY entrance exam could begin within a matter of days, according to the New York City Law Department.

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City Rejects Judge's Alternative Hiring Proposals for FDNY

Friday, September 17, 2010

New York City won't be hiring new firefighters anytime soon, even though city officials say they are needed to keep the city safe. On Friday, the city rejected all five of the hiring plan options laid out by a federal judge. Judge Nicholas Garaufis proposed the alternatives this week to allow the city to hire more than 300 firefighters who took an exam he had ruled was discriminatory.

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