February 25: Wolf won’t fill court vacancies | Jobs trickle back to city centers | SEPTA’s fire response

Tom Wolf isn’t going to fill either state Supreme Court vacancy now that his Republican nominee withdrew after the discovery of a racist cartoon he emailed to some friends and colleagues. Wolf had nominated one Democrat and one Republican so as not to provoke a fight with the legislature over the partisan balance on the court.

There’s some evidence that job growth has started to shift back toward the urban core in the Philly metro, but be warned: this data only takes us through 2011.

Chris Hepp and Julia Terruso went to the Pattison Leader Group’s petition pitch party targeted at Millennial voters and think Jim Kenney seemed to be the early favorite.

Copenhagenize calls out ten policies and technologies cities use that degrade pedestrians. The pedestrian flags are amazing.

Michael Noda analyzes SEPTA’s response to the big fire in Kensington yesterday.

The burned out “ice palace” house at 52nd and Locust is getting torn down.

Avram Hornik, of Union Transfer, Morgan’s Pier, and Boot and Saddle fame, is opening a new place in West Philly.

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