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Officials Demand Apology from Former Mayor Stewart

State Representative Bobby Sanchez (D-New Britain) will be joined by local elected officials and community activists at a press conference today to denounce racially charged remarks by former New Britain Mayor, Timothy Stewart and demand a public apology for the comments he wrote on a Facebook page.
Mr. Stewart’s comments referred to the Oak Street area and how “inmates continue to run the neighborhood,” after a local activist wrote a post claiming the area has been neglected.
Rep. Sanchez said, “As a legislator representing this community, I must stand and defend my constituents from this type of verbally degrading abuse that has, as of late, been rampant against certain low income and poor communities. We cannot stay silent when our constituents are insulted and allow the perpetuation of lies and misconceptions about our vulnerable neighborhoods.”
Timothy Stewart told the City Journal, ” ” I apologize to anyone who thinks my comments were meant to be derogatory in any way on social media they absolutely were not intended to be. I was defending the time, energy and dollars that have been spent in the area of the North/Oak NRZ by the city and its residents over the past 15 years or so to some that dismissed those efforts as nothing”
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 pm
WHERE: In front of the HRA Center, 35 Oak Street