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Francisco Alvarado

Awards

  • 2013 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "Unjust Bust"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 19, 2011

    "Uncle Luke Wants You"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 8, 2010

    "Death Row"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published October 15, 2009

    "Work It, Jerry!"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 17, 2009

    "Baby Got Fatback!"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 3, 2009

    "On the Level"

  • 2010 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published September 3, 2009

    "On the Level"

  • 2009 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published May 1, 2008

    "F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 8, 2008

    "Killers in the Can"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 22, 2008

    "Burn, Baby, Burn"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 30, 2008

    "Voter Fraud Ahead"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published January 10, 2008

    "Wet Foot, Dusty Foot"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published October 23, 2008

    "Dead Weight"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 1, 2008

    "The F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published May 1, 2008

    "The F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published September 11, 2008

    "Missing Peace"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published December 11, 2008

    "No Fear"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published August 2, 2007

    "Bad Apple"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published January 27, 2005

    "Crack Kills"

2005 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • Cool and Collected

    published December 15, 2005

    To some people it might seem weird that a 27-year-old dude has collected 35 Han Solo frozen-in-carbonite action figures over time. But at least as... More >>

  • Pet Dumb

    published November 17, 2005

    In late 2004 the Humane Society of the United States released a report condemning deplorable conditions at Miami-Dade County's animal shelter in... More >>

  • Bad vs. Worse

    published November 3, 2005

    Sometime after 3:00 p.m. this past October 27, Miami City Manager Joe Arriola ministered to Hurricane Wilma-weary residents at the Orange Bowl. He... More >>

  • Charity and Checkpoint

    published November 3, 2005

    On a recent blistering, sticky afternoon, the corner of NW Seventh Street and First Avenue is teeming with vagabond men and women looking for a... More >>

  • Hurricane Voyeurism

    published October 27, 2005

    She came from the West, a demure Category One, letting us think she was steady, docile, and relatively harmless. But when Hurricane Wilma blew... More >>

  • Miami: See It Like a Drug Dealer

    published October 13, 2005

    Click here for the map. 1. Harold Ackerman Cali cartel's man in Miami.... More >>

  • A Course of Course!

    published September 29, 2005

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Real Estate 101. My name is Carl Fisher. Just so you know, I've been dead for the past 66 years. Yes, I am an... More >>

  • The Toxic Pharmacy

    published September 15, 2005

    On August 30, nearly seven weeks after Sonia Castro filed for divorce from her estranged husband Harry Castro, a suspicious fire raged through the... More >>

  • Public Access Redefined

    published August 18, 2005

    For the past several months Keith Wilson has been waging a one-man war against Miami-Dade County's governmental bureaucracy. It began when... More >>

  • Tales of Teele: Sleaze Stories

    published July 28, 2005

    Art Teele is a man of very big appetites, and because of them he is now in very big trouble. As the investigative report below indicates, the... More >>

  • Delusions of Dogma

    published June 16, 2005

    Roy Thomas McDade, a 60-year-old mortgage broker, lives in the Village of Biscayne Park, a suburban oasis of some 3500 residents tucked between... More >>

  • Investigating the Investigator

    published June 9, 2005

    Ronald Gotlin has been a law-enforcement officer with the Village of Biscayne Park for 21 years. He began as a part-time patrolman and worked his... More >>

  • To Serve and Protect and Intimidate

    published May 26, 2005

    Titus Berry, a 34-year-old former math and physics teacher at Miami Beach Senior High School, is so fearful of that city's police department he... More >>

  • Festering Wounds

    published May 19, 2005

    Doumic Romain sneered when he read a recent op-ed piece in the Miami Herald by Miami Police Chief John Timoney touting the department's... More >>

  • Miami Gun Rhapsody

    published May 5, 2005

    Juan Carlos Zapata, the dashing Colombian state representative from Miami-Dade County, insists during a recent interview he has no need to carry a... More >>

  • Caught on Tape, Part 2

    published April 21, 2005

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has opened an investigation into a taped conversation between a successful real-estate developer, his... More >>

  • Caught on Tape, Part 2

    published April 14, 2005

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into a taped conversation between a successful real-estate developer, hi... More >>

  • Caught on Tape

    published April 14, 2005

    In May of last year, Shoma paid $39 million for the former Ryder System headquarters in Doral. Masoud Shojaee, president of Shoma Development, had... More >>

  • Scorned and on the Record

    published March 31, 2005

    When Miami-Dade County Police Ofcr. Chad Murphy was shot in the line of duty October 24, 2003, he relied on his sweetheart Elena Rosen and her... More >>

  • A Wash on the Wild Side

    published March 3, 2005

    Can things get any worse at the Miami-Dade Transit Agency? In early February county Mayor Carlos Alvarez killed a bailout plan that would have... More >>

  • The Drowned and the Saved

    published March 3, 2005

    Donald David Diener believes he is a messenger of God. The 67-year-old former Los Angelino is here to unite his Christian brothers and sisters... More >>

  • Metro

    published February 17, 2005

    The City of North Miami has yet to conclude its search for a new city attorney, but word on the street says Hans Ottinot, deputy city attorney for... More >>

  • A Shock to the System

    published February 3, 2005

    Miami-Dade County officials have pulled the plug on politically connected electrician Hector Pio Ortiz, whose company, Horsepower Electric, has... More >>

  • Crack Kills

    published January 27, 2005

    A blithe middle-age white man on a red bicycle zooms across the intersection of NE 78th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. He is dressed in a pair of... More >>

  • The Redland Menace

    published January 27, 2005

    For the past five years, Forrest Gordon and other Redland residents have peppered county Commissioner Dennis Moss with requests to allow them to... More >>

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