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March 12,   2002   Tuesday   "We Celebrate African and Latino History 365 Days"          

Always Try Your Best!

Set a goal!  Just Do It!

Breaking News September      11, 2001 NYC World Trade Center Hit by a Plane!  Washington D.C. Also Hit by a Plane

Weather: Cold Again 30-40

Go to Community Youth & You for Labor Day Photos!

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Inside the Guardian Chronicle

Past Headlines

Over 100 Pages of News, Photos & Stories on New York's  Men & Women in Blue

The Attack on America

Mr. Michael Bloomberg Wins!

Breaking News: Plane Crash in Queens

Take a look inside 

NYC Correction Guardian  Association, Inc.  Photos from the Nov 30 Holiday Celebration

Black History Celebrations!

Homegoing Celebration   for Mother of Marie Slaughter- NYC Correction Officer

Community Youth & You:    News, Events & Stories from New York City and our Readers!  

The 1st Black Female Lt. in the NYC Fire Department was promoted in January 2002!

Congratulations to Fred Patrick Named Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs in NYPD...January 25, 02

Remembering Black History   submitted Q Jones (North Carolina)

You Black Man: Rise and Walk Like A King..Written by Ralph E. Smith

The Gil Nobel Show:  How long will the show be on the air?

The Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade  

The Guardian Chronicle Endorses Bloomberg for Mayor! October 20, 2001

NYC Correction Officers Union Endorses Bloomberg For Mayor! October 19, 2001 

NYC Election Primary Photos

Welcome to Walking in Victory: A word to Encourage

Brothers! Can we talk.

Sisters to Sisters: Renewing Your Spirit!

Families on Line with the Guardian Chronicle

Welcome to the Finest Sports Runner Page!

Places of Worship & Churches in the Community that Make a Difference! Produced by Pastor Nathaniel White Jr.

Teacher of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Correction Officer of the Week!

Police Officer of the Week

Fire Officer of the Week

State Trooper of the Week

The COBA Executive Board

To reach COBA, call (212) 274-8000

Norman Seabrook       President

Israel Rexach                            1st Vice President

Joseph Bracco                       2nd Vice President

Linda Harrison                        3rd Vice President

Elias Husamudeen      Treasurer

Elizabeth Castro           Financial Secretary

William Kwasnicki    Legislative Chairman

Guy Anderson   Corresponding Secretary

Robert Seabrook        Recording Secretary

Steve Robinson          Sergeant-At-Arms

NYC Correction Officer's send in Email about their photos from Rye Playland! Click here


Organizational Pages Under Construction:

Marsha Lee President The Guardians Association of New York  Corrections and Law Enforcement Officers, Inc

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The  Guardian  Chronicle             Building Bridges to Community Youth & You!                      Ralph E. Smith "Writer & Photographer"  Award Winning "Photos featured in the following New York City Television News Stations:  Channels 2, 4, Fox 5, 7, The Oprah Show on Channel 7, : Print Media- The New York Beacon News, The Chief Leader, The Bronx Times,  and photos in the New York Times Best Seller, "The Lost Son, A Life in Pursuit of Justice, by Bernard B. Kerik, New York City's  40th Police Commissioner"


Lights of Hope & Faith Shine in New York

             Photo & Story by Ralph E. Smith- March 11, 2002 Monday  Late Edition

A Time to reflect for so many today through out the world.  Today in New York City, Police, Fire, Correction, P.A. Police, family, friends, and just everyday people stopped to reflect and pay their respects to the thousands lost in the attack on New York City and Washington D.C.

In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg lead a tribute to  those who were lost.  This tribute was highlighted by a little boy who remembered his lost father. 

As many continue to think about what should and could be built at the sight; tonights Towers of Light is a great start to healing the heart. So many people see different things in the light.  So many think about how close they came to death and many are still trying to handle their lost.  To walk down Chambers Street in New York City tonight and look up as I would do at the World Trade Center reminded me of hope, power, and the will of America and New York to reach for a higher place for answers and the will to have faith to look forward to a better day.

Celebrate Black History through out the year with clothing by Leroy Wheather!  Look for his Clothes Page in the Guardian Chronicle!  Building Bridges to Community Youth & You! (Click here for photo & information about the clothes and locations)  

   Kellie & Tracy's 40th Birthday

Weddings,Events, Churches, Organizations, Parties!             Call Ralph E. Smith to photograph your next event!  Making people look good for over 15 years!  Go to our Services Page for more information on photographic packages and prices.


The Guardian Chronicle!  Building Bridges to Community, Youth & You!  Reaching 2500 to 3000 readers each month! 


Click here for Photos of New York City by Ralph E. Smith

Welcome to the Guardian Chronicle Magazine Website.  My name is Ralph E. Smith.  It brings me great joy to welcome you to the Guardian Chronicle.  The Chronicle is a fresh view on news, events, and information about New York City because of it's daily updates. 

As a writer, photographer, and former public relations director for various publications and organizations; I was always looking for methods to reach more people and give the community of New York City and organizations a tool to express their ideas.  I also wanted to develop a creative outlet for the men and women who serve this great City of New York.

To the New York City Correction Officers:  The Guardian Chronicle has love and respect for the men and women in Blue and the great service  provided each day to the City of New York!  As Mr. Norman Seabrook- COBA President says, "Correction Officers Patrol the Toughest Streets" The Guardian Chronicle respects New York City Correction Officers who have diverse backgrounds, talent, skills, and commitment to work with their communities and youth. 

To the New York City Police Officers:  The Guardian Chronicle respects the professional job you do each day. 50,000 heroes.  Each day, there are so many members of service who make New York City safe!  Thanks for great job.

NYC Fire Fighters:  You do everyday what most will never do!  Each day at the sound of the alarm; you run towards the fire, heat, and danger to save lives!  Each week, the Guardian Chronicle will highlight the great job that all members of  service do for the City of New York.

Mission Statement:  To build bridges between various Law Enforcement Associations, and the communities they serve by providing an outlet for information, jobs, services, and youth.  The Guardian Chronicle will always work to paint a positive picture of the community and youth by highlighting the strength of the community, youth and the men and women who protect and serve their communities each day as Civil Servants.

Photos from Past and Present!

The Guardian Chronicle will feature photos both past and present of various organizations, and events.  The Guardian Chronicle has a vast collection of photos from yearly marches such as the African American Day Parade, One Million Black Men Go to Washington D.C, and various community events!  Stay tuned into these life changing photos!  The Guardian Chronicle- Recording and saving historical moments in African American history.


The World's Boldest Members of Service 

Ratification of COBA Tentative Contract Agreement!  Click here!

New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association Sponsored a Day at Rye Playland for Members and Family      Story and All Photos by Ralph E. Smith

Once again, the proud 10,000 COBA members and their families spent a free day at Rye Playland and enjoyed free food which included hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, baked ziti, baked beans, tossed salad, ice cream and other desserts.

When the gates opened at 9a.m., members of E.S.U. "Emergency Service Unit where dressed press sharp and all smiles as they provided tours of New York City Department of Correction tanks, armored cars, emergency service vehicles, rescue units and electronic search equipment.

This event is one more great example of the leadership and vision of Mr. Norman Seabrook- President and the COBA Executive Board!  Many thanks to Mr. Peter Benjaminson for sending the Guardian Chronicle the press release.

The Guardian Chronicle News Camera was on line again for the 4th year to take photos of the members, family and friends having a great time.  Take a look at our new Guardian Chronicle On-Line Photo Album.  You can view all the photos from Rye Play Land and see larger versions by clicking on the photo!

Make sure you email Ralph E. Smith at the Guardian Chronicle for complete photo coverage of your next event: Weddings, Meetings, Community Events, School events, and business celebrations!  Making people look good is what I do and no body does it better!  Covering New York City for over 15 years and still on the move!

Click here to Visit the COBA Website!

Click here to view over 90 photos from COBA at Rye Playland!

This goes on the wall

We had a good time

Playland was great

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