Scranton dedicates ‘Joe Biden Way’ to honor president-elect
President-elect Joe Biden’s hometown, Scranton, Pa., honored him last week by unveiling a “Joe Biden Way” sign near the former vice president’s 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. This sign is a step toward recognizing this achievement for our City, in hopes of giving a lasting boost of confidence to every child who lives here,” Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti (I) shared on Facebook on Friday.
The sign was placed at the intersection of Fisk Street and North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge area of the city. Dozens of city and state officials, supporters and others gathered for a ceremony to dedicate the sign on Friday.
Sen. Bob Casey (D) attended the ceremony, saying, “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.”
“He knows how proud of him we are, and it lifts the people of the city. We feel proud one of ours is the president of the United States,” WNEP in Scranton reported that former Scranton Mayor Jimmy Connors said at the event.
Biden earlier this month was projected to win the race for the White House against President Trump. According to state elections called by The Associated Press, he leads the president with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.
The president has not yet conceded the race and has mounted legal fights in battleground states across the country to challenge the results of the election.