Scranton, Pennsylvania, Famous ‘Scarpi Kid’ Honored in President-Elect


“This morning I had the opportunity to join US Senator Bob Casey and Marywood University, which unveiled the Joe Biden Way street sign to honor our President-elect,” Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said on Facebook. “This sign is a step in the direction of recognizing this achievement for our city, in the hope of providing a permanent boost of confidence to every child living here.”
CNN affiliate WNEP reported that the sign is at the intersection of Fisk Street and North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of the blue-collar city.

According to WNEP, former Scrennan mayor Jimmy Connors said, “He knows how proud we are of him, and it captivates the people of the city. We feel proud.

Biden moved to Delaware with his family when he was young and began his career in the US Senate in the 1970s.

Former President Barack Obama praised Biden, with his vice president “an ugly kid from Scranton who became Delaware’s favorite son.”

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