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

    "No Fear"

  • 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"

  • 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"

2008 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • Miami Herald Says Bye to Joan Fleischman

    published October 9, 2008

    Prominent Miamians who take bribes, get divorced, or don women's underwear in public need no longer fret that Joan Fleischman will find out.... More >>

  • Selling Out at the Miami Herald

    published September 25, 2008

    Talk about conflict of interest. Early next month, Miami Herald county hall reporter Matthew Pinzur leaves the newspaper for a... More >>

  • As Carvalho’s World Turns

    published Sep 18, 2008

    The titilating scandal swirling around the man selected to lead Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues to make headlines. Yesterday, the School Board delayed its vote on ratifying Alberto Carva... More >>

  • The Carvalho Moonwalk

    published Sep 12, 2008

    So now Alberto Carvalho is admitting that he had a "playful" relationship with the the Miami Herald's former education reporter, Tania deLuzuriaga. At least that's what CBS4's Jim Defede is reporti... More >>

  • Carvalho's Liaison

    published Sep 12, 2008

    Today the Miami Herald broke the news that Alberto Carvalho, the 44-year-old married man who's been selected to helm Miami-Dade County Public Schools, may have had an improper romantic relationship... More >>

  • Rudy's Out

    published Sep 10, 2008

    CBS4's Jim Defede reports that attorneys representing the Miami-Dade School Board and Superintendent Rudy Crew have struck a deal that ends the nationally lauded, but locally villified, educator's ... More >>

  • Francisco Alvarado
    COVER STORY

    Missing Person: Lilly Aramburo

    published September 11, 2008

    Lilly Aramburo and Christen Pacheco were hanging out in the living room of a first-floor condominium in Kendall shortly before 2 a.m. June 1,... More >>

  • Rudy's Escape

    published Sep 08, 2008

    Today the Miami-Dade County School Board voted to negotiate a buy-out of Rudy Crew's contract, but the embattled superintendent had already been planning his exit from our sunny shores for quite so... More >>

  • Conflict of Interest for School Board Chair Agustin Barrera?

    published September 4, 2008

    Last October, Miami-Dade School Board chairman Agustin Barrera hired Howard Diston to work on his house. The job: add a storage room and... More >>

  • Neighbors Battle in Cutler Bay

    published September 4, 2008

    Gripping a 12-gauge shotgun by the stock, Steven Robbins stormed out of a single-story home on Martinque Drive in Cutler Bay late in the... More >>

  • Val Screen Vies for Commissioner Audrey Edmonson's Seat

    published August 7, 2008

    On a recent balmy July afternoon, Valria "Val" Screen stands in the living room of George Williams's Allapattah house, chatting up the... More >>

  • Arrested Development, Part II

    published Jul 31, 2008

    Back on April 2, I wrote about Gregory “Silk” Thomas, a colorful character living on Miami Beach who's had more than his fair share of run-ins with the city’s PO-lice. Thomas, a tall man with... More >>

  • Elected Officials Reward Their Campaign Contributors

    published July 31, 2008

    As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County prepares for this fall's elections, Riptide scoured campaign financial reports. After all,... More >>

  • Give Money, Get Contracts, Part III

    published Jul 24, 2008

    When election time rolls into gear, the union representing Miami-Dade County fire fighters doesn't waste time getting into action. According to campaign financial disclosure reports, Dade County Fi... More >>

  • Orange Crush

    published July 24, 2008

    News Orange Crush A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse. By Alexander... More >>

  • Bilo, Borat's Bro, For Strong Mayor

    published Jul 14, 2008

    And why not? Miami-Dade government is about as stable as a Sagdiyev family reunion. I have to thank an anonymous commenter over at eyeonmiami for the headline. It was in response to a post about Mi... More >>

  • Natacha Seijas Is at It Again

    published July 10, 2008

    The Witch's Way Natacha Seijas is at it again. By Francisco Alvarado The Wicked Witch of West... More >>

  • Hialeah Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

    published July 10, 2008

    Around 2 p.m. December 12, 2002, Mercedes Hernandez dialed her son George Collazo's cell phone. It went straight to voicemail. That was... More >>

  • Give Money, Get Contracts

    published Jul 02, 2008

    As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commission... More >>

  • Against the Tide

    published July 3, 2008

    Sports Against the Tide A veteran Olympic swimmer aims to beat the skeptics. By Brantley... More >>

  • Banana Republican - Miami's Latest BS Detector

    published Jun 11, 2008

    Miami's blogosphere has sprouted a new ass-kicking government watchdog. Investigation Miami started off slow with only four postings this past April, but the blog's unknown author has consistently ... More >>

  • Banana Republican - Transit Follies

    published Jun 04, 2008

    When it comes to concocting bad government policy, Miami-Dade government officials are head and shoulders above everybody else. Last week, county commissioners Bruno Barreiro and Barbara Jordan flo... More >>

  • Shack Attack

    published June 5, 2008

    News Shack Attack Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels. By Tamara Lush Sometimes city... More >>

  • Miami Fury Football Still Struggles

    published June 5, 2008

    It's a blazing late May afternoon at Nathaniel "Traz" Powell Stadium near Opa-locka. The 29 members of the Miami Fury gather at the... More >>

  • Sweet Truth

    published May 29, 2008

    Culture Sweet Truth A filmmaker's exposé peeves the sugar powers. By Edmund... More >>

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