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Byline: Bruce Murphy
PHILADELPHIA _ On average, rankings of Northeastern metro areas changed the least, improving slightly, in the new ratings of black-white integration by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers.
No metro area in the Northeast did better than Philadelphia, whose new ranking was 32nd, a huge jump from its 85th place showing on the old segregation index.
Barbara Grant, spokeswoman for Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street, called the study good news for the city.
"It's good to see a study that takes a look at blocks, because that's what people call home," she said.
Grant called Philadelphia a "city of …