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Scranton, Pennsylvania, honors famous 'scrappy kid' turned President-elect

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A new street sign at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and Fisk Street across from President-Elect Joe Biden???s childhood home in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa. reads ???Joe Biden Way??? on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) unveiled the sign at a ceremony on Friday morning. (Christopher Dolan / The Times-Tribune via AP)

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, his hometown honored him Friday just steps from his childhood home.

(CNN)As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, his hometown honored him Friday just steps from his childhood home.

"This morning I had the opportunity to join U. S. Senator Bob Casey and Marywood University to unveil a Joe Biden Way street sign to honor our President-Elect," Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said on Facebook.

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We feel proud one of ours is the President of the United States," said former Scranton Mayor Jimmy Connors, according to WNEP.

Former President Barack Obama has praised Biden, his vice president, as a "scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son. "

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