The Fire Department of New York has a discrimination problem: In a city where, in 2002, 25 percent of the population was black and 27 percent was Hispanic, the Fire Department was 2.6 percent black and 3.7 percent Hispanic. Other city agencies don't have this problem, and neither do fire departments ... More >>
Former federal prosecutor Mark Cohen has been chosen as the federal court monitor who will be chosen to supervise the FDNY, the Daily News is reporting.
As we've been reporting over the past year, the city continues to be in hot water with the federal government for not enforcing Title VII ... More >>
The City of New York was back in United States District Judge Nicholas Garaufis' courtroom today, just a few weeks after the judge issued a blistering order calling the FDNY "a bastion of white male privilege."
Garaufis's order mandated that the FDNY and the city will be placed under a "Cour ... More >>
FDNY Captain Paul Washington is a past president of the Vulcan Society. He was also the FDNY employee who raised the original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint about the department's racial makeup, which joined a decades long federal lawsuit against the city and led to yesterday's la ... More >>
Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis laid down the law with the FDNY today, writing that the job of "New York City firefighter - arguably 'the best job in the world' - has remained a stubborn bastion of white male privilege."
In a sweeping opinion, Garaufis concluded that after months (years, really) of ... More >>
Firefighters are on the minds of a lot of New Yorkers this weekend, and we thought it would be a good time to point out that if you're interested in becoming one of New York's bravest, you've got a little less than a week to get your application in.
The city is currently recruiting candidate ... More >>
After a federal judge ruled about what the fee will be to take it, the FDNY opened up the filing period for its newest exam to become a firefighter. From last Friday, until September 15, 2011, candidates can apply here to take the new exam.
Meanwhile, in an effort to do something about the ... More >>
Nothing is ever easy with the federal government's four decade long attempt to force the city to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and make the Fire Department more diverse. As we wrote about in our cover story last December, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis recently ordered that ... More >>
Two New Yorkers who don't necessarily view Mike Bloomberg as the greatest mayor of our time have now teamed up, and the result could be one big bad third term headache for the city's richest man.
One of the Bloomy dissidents is Brooklyn federal judge Nicholas Garaufis, a normally mild ... More >>
The two places that men reveal their inner selves, the adage goes, are behind a steering wheel and on a basketball court. All that contained aggressiveness grandstands to the surface.
For Mayor Mike, though, who neither duels with taxis nor elbows under a hoop, it is apparently depositions ... More >>
By Alana Horowitz
Mayor Bloomberg and former fire commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta were not held liable in this week's ruling against the FDNY's discriminatory hiring practics, but a federal judge called their behavior "deliberately indifferent."
Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that, when it c ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's freewheeling testimony at the Sotomayor hearings seems to have landed him in court. Bloomberg testified, quite unnecessarily, in response to a non-question as to his interest and involvement in the case of black firefighters' group The Vulcan Society versus the city and the FDNY i ... More >>