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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 September 3, 2009

    "On the Level"

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

    "On the Level"

  • 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!"

  • 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"

2007 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • How Alex Daoud Got His Groove Back

    published December 20, 2007

    How Alex Daoud Got His Groove Back Filed under: Politics This past Sunday night, former Miami Beach Mayor Alex... More >>

  • And the Band Played On

    published December 13, 2007

    And the Band Played On Filed under: News On a recent Thursday, a tricked-out maroon car with chrome rims revved... More >>

  • Mount Sinai Mired and Sinking

    published December 6, 2007

    Enrique Davila dedicated 23 years of his professional life to Mount Sinai Medical Center, the largest employer in Miami Beach. The 58-year-old... More >>

  • Doppelganger Goes Down

    published November 29, 2007

    Doppelganger Goes Down Filed under: News When I wrote the tale of Thomas Barrett Stringer, a 42-year-old con man... More >>

  • Students Get the Shuffle

    published November 29, 2007

    Entering his senior year at William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, Miami Gardens teenager Julio Gonzalez was looking forward to his... More >>

  • More Bad News for Chief Timoney

    published November 22, 2007

    Another Bad Week for Timoney Filed under: News It's been a bad week for Police Chief John Timoney. On Thursday... More >>

  • High Rollers on the High Seas

    published November 15, 2007

    High Rollers on the High Seas Filed under: Flotsam From Miami Beach, the 228-foot Aquasino looks like a... More >>

  • Good Teacher, Bad Principal

    published November 8, 2007

    Patrick Williams doesn't look like a decorated high school teacher who speaks seven languages, has taken his students abroad, and has earned... More >>

  • Marijuana Goes Upstate

    published November 8, 2007

    View a slideshow from several busted grow houses around South... More >>

  • Vote for Nudity!

    published October 25, 2007

    Vote for Nudity! Filed under: Politics Times are tough, Miami. We're talking World War III tough. We've got our... More >>

  • Orange Bowl Adios

    published October 25, 2007

    View a slideshow from the October 13... More >>

  • Another No-Confidence Vote for Timoney

    published October 18, 2007

    Another No-Confidence Vote for Timoney Filed under: News Cops and little old ladies go together like peanut... More >>

  • Kendall Car Dealership Keeps on Giving

    published October 11, 2007

    The Wheels of Justice Filed under: Flotsam The other day, while whipping through the parking lot of the... More >>

  • Slime and Schemes Simmer in Surfside

    published October 4, 2007

    On March 2, 2004, a crisp spring morning around 9:00, Surfside Police Det. John Davis left the station in a blue Crown Victoria. Accompanied by... More >>

  • Rudy Crew’s Crapola

    published September 20, 2007

    Rudolph "Rudy" Crew is a busy man these days. While doing the $325,000-a-year job of running Miami-Dade County Public Schools, he has been on... More >>

  • The Debate You Didn't See

    published September 13, 2007

    The Debate You Didn't See Filed under: News Mr. Griff, a middle-age man with loose cornrows and baggy brown... More >>

  • The Lexus Leprechaun

    published August 30, 2007

    The Lexus Leprechaun Filed under: Flotsam Early last week the embattled John Timoney suggested that a friendly... More >>

  • Dade Disclosure

    published August 23, 2007

    Check out this sad, sad e-mail exchange. It allegedly took place at Christmastime 2002 between cyber-Casanova Abel Lera and a county hall boss... More >>

  • Burger Sting

    published August 16, 2007

    Burger Sting Filed under: News It can't feel good to get scolded by a nine-year-old. How about 100 of... More >>

  • "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99

    published August 9, 2007

    "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99 Filed under: Flotsam One night, back in 1999, at Monty's on Miami Beach, Erik... More >>

  • Free Lionel Tate

    published August 2, 2007

    For the past two years, two months, and ten days, out on the western fringes of Miami-Dade County, Lionel Tate has been sitting inside a prison... More >>

  • Bad Apple

    published August 2, 2007

    It's July 13, and in an effort to evade the brutal midafternoon sun, Cesar Ramirez cools off in the shade of a tree near the entrance of... More >>

  • My Doppelganger, the Debt Monger

    published July 19, 2007

    Last year a 42-year-old convicted felon with a history of fraud stole my identity. Though Thomas Barrett Stringer admitted to spending... More >>

  • Media Day of the Dead

    published July 5, 2007

    Slinging Mud in the Land of Sand More >>

  • Break the Habit

    published July 5, 2007

    Danny is an addict. "He first experimented with marijuana and nitrous oxide when he was thirteen," says his ex-girlfriend Jessie, a petite,... More >>

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