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A federal judge Tuesday ordered the City of New Haven to promote Frank Ricci and 13 fellow firefighters, ending a years-long freeze on advancement on the city’s fire force.

Judge Janet Bond Arterton issued the order in U.S. District Court in New Haven on Tuesday. She issued a judgment finding that the city violated a group of mostly white firefighters’ civil rights when it tossed out a 2003 promotional test.

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