Ruling May Change Racial Balance of Boston Fire Department

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/167/metro/Hiring_policy_shift_has_whites_eyeing_fire_jobs+.shtml Dozens of white firefighter applicants in Boston passed over for minorities may be hired because of a federal appeals court ruling dismantling the city's 29-year-old affirmative action policy. A Boston Globe analysis of the March 27 court decision and the results of civil service exams administered within the past three years shows that about 70 . . .

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