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Scranton honors president-elect with Joe Biden Way

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A special unveiling took place Friday for Scranton native and President-elect Joe Biden right in front of his childhood home.

A special unveiling took place Friday for Scranton native and President-elect Joe Biden right in front of his childhood home.

A new street sign was put up to honor President-elect Joe Biden, steps away from his childhood home.

"I think having a president who's from Scranton is meaningful.

Scranton, Pennsylvania is now one of them," said Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti.

The street is now Joe Biden Way and honors the Scranton native's election as the 46th president of the United States and his original roots.

We feel proud one of ours is the president of the United States," said former Scranton Mayor Jimmy Connors.

Others believe the sign gives hope of what a Joe Biden Way might mean for the United States.

U. S. Senator Bob Casey, also a Scranton native, was in attendance.

"So even as we celebrate today, and even as we express gratitude for all that will be ahead of us, we're also mindful about the difficult challenges ahead, but I know that Joe Biden is prepared to take on those most difficult of circumstances," Sen. Casey said.

From the crossroads of North Washington Avenue in Pennslyvania to Pennslyvania Avenue in Washington, folks here in Scranton want the president-elect to always remember that he is supported.

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