February 21, 2019
Similar to life's biggest mysteries, a simple Google search *may not* answer your biggest questions about Philadelphia.
And although I'm not an expert on all-things-Philadelphia and have never claimed to be (trolls, calm down), I will attempt to answer some of the Internet's burning questions about it.
Well, I'm so glad you asked. We recycle and throw away everything you do in your city, too, even though our streets may not look like we do.
The Philadelphia Streets Department actually told PhillyVoice that Philadelphians "have gotten almost too enthusiastic with what" we put on our curbs to be recycled. That is to say, there is 100 percent a large sofa, two desk chairs, some sort of under-the-sink rusted piping, and one million dirty pizza boxes on my block right now. And yes, trash and recycling had a scheduled pick-up on Tuesday.
An overzealous recycling habit may seem like a "weird flex but ok" problem, but it's actually real a problem. The Inquirer reported just last month that so much of the stuff the city is capable of recycling goes into an incinerator at a waste-to-energy plant. This is because the price of separating, selling, and transporting all of it is just too high.
Do you actually want to know more about our recycling rules? Click here.
The Philadelphia Sheriff's Office does a lot of different things, actually. Deputies with the sheriff's office provide protection to people that go in and out of courthouses in the Philadelphia area (all six of them) — including witnesses, judges, prisoners, defendants, and the public. These deputies also handle the city's backlog of warrants for arrest and carry out several sheriff's sales every month of repossessed property.
Philadelphia's Sheriff, Jewell Williams, has held his post since 2012 and was re-elected once. Not sure another term will be in his future, as last month Mayor Jim Kenney asked him to resign amid allegations of repeated sexual harassment.
Here are few interpretations of that question:
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What a question! I don't know. We stand for good pizza? The Eagles as Super Bowl champs? SEPTA doing better? Our government officials working *for* us and not *against* us? More Gritty content? Less Gritty content? More funding for our public schools? Less gun violence? Better bike lanes? A strong stance on the soda tax?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... ?
Sorry, folks. The NFL playoffs this year are far gone, ancient history. But I do know why you would have come to Google for this.
In December, the Eagles' Super Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles returned to the field and gave us all a bit of hope that the Eagles would make it back to the Super Bowl.
I'm really sorry if this is the first time you're hearing this.
I'll let the professionals at our sports desk explain the etymology of Nick Foles nickname to you.