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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 - 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!"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, 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"

2008 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • Banana Republican - Hart Burn

    published May 22, 2008

    In this week's New Times, I report on an internal investigation of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Lisa Hart, who wasn't showing up for work yet still getting paid. The investigation is based on an anon... More >>

  • Burn, Baby, Burn

    published May 22, 2008

    Lisa Hart has a lot of leisure time. In the past two years, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue lieutenant has burned through 865 hours of... More >>

  • In Carlos, We Trust

    published May 15, 2008

    Politics In Carlos, We Trust The boss pays you. time to pay him back. By Francisco... More >>

  • Nipping The Watchdog's Heel

    published May 13, 2008

    Miami-Dade’s top public corruption prosecutor doesn’t have to worry about the Florida Bar coming after him anymore. Bar counsel Arne Vanstrum has dismissed a complaint against Joseph Centorino,... More >>

  • In Our Opinion

    published May 09, 2008

    You can always count on Miami Today Publisher Michael Lewis to do what the Miami Herald editorial board won't do. This week, Lewis takes Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Rudolph "Rudy" Crew... More >>

  • Rudy's A No Show

    published May 08, 2008

    Today, for the 54th time since July 2007, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Rudolph "Rudy" Crew did not show up for work. This time, he took a vacation day. Meanwhile, the school district continues... More >>

  • The volunteer lobbyist

    published May 07, 2008

    The South Florida Business Journal recently published a story detailing a slimy deal between media executive and former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Jose Cancela and the Jackson Memorial Foundation... More >>

  • Killers in the Can

    published May 8, 2008

    After a day-long drinking binge on March 30, 1988, Douglas and Dennis Escobar were driving a stolen gray Mazda on Calle Ocho near SW 32nd... More >>

  • In Carlos We Trust, Really

    published May 06, 2008

    Several high-level, well-paid Miami-Dade County executives are investing in a little job security. At least 24 department directors, assistant county managers, and executive assistants contributed ... More >>

  • Marijuana fuels career longevity

    published May 01, 2008

    Lately Florida marijuana growers are providing drug agents with a lot of job security. Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency led raids on 150 indoor pot grow houses across the state, with one-thir... More >>

  • Failed School

    published May 1, 2008

    Inside Room 222 on the second floor of Allapattah Middle School this past January 17, around 4:30 p.m., the 15 students in Erika Selig's... More >>

  • Toke It Easy

    published April 17, 2008

    News Toke It Easy Snap out of it, 4/20 revelers: Florida legislators want to stomp on your... More >>

  • Easy on Rudy

    published April 10, 2008

    News Easy on Rudy The newspaper of record plays softball with the schools chief. By Francisco... More >>

  • Arrested Development

    published April 3, 2008

    For most of his life, Gregory "Silk" Thomas was a pimp and a drug dealer. In the 30 years he has lived in Miami Beach, the 45-year-old ex-con... More >>

  • Scarface in Miami

    published April 3, 2008

    News The Day Scarface Came to Town Twenty-five years ago, politics derailed De Palma's Miami... More >>

  • Kid Stuff

    published March 27, 2008

    On a recent Thursday about 1 p.m., Carlos Manrique is driving his white Hyundai SUV west on the Dolphin Expressway when he grins and compares... More >>

  • Cops Are Cranky

    published March 27, 2008

    $50,000 News Flash! Cops Are Cranky Filed under: News Results from a Miami Police Department "work climate" study... More >>

  • Perez Hilton Picks a Fight

    published March 27, 2008

    It happened in 1996. Mario Lavandeira Jr. can't recall the exact date, but it was late in his senior year at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School,... More >>

  • Marketing Mayhem

    published March 20, 2008

    Marketing Mayhem Filed under: Culture The DVD opens with a disclaimer: "These people are Hood Professionals; do... More >>

  • Sarnoff Shmarnoff

    published February 28, 2008

    TV Guise Filed under: News For quite some time, Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has represented himself as... More >>

  • Sarnoff Turns His Back on Blacks

    published February 21, 2008

    Dressed in a fire-engine-red short-sleeve button-down shirt and matching slacks, George Symonette leans back in the barber chair where he has... More >>

  • Rappers' Slight

    published February 14, 2008

    Rappers' Slight Filed under: Culture Despite reaching number one and generating the greatest one-week digital... More >>

  • City Hall Stinks

    published February 14, 2008

    Shortly before 8 p.m., a revival-like atmosphere consumes the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City. More than three dozen... More >>

  • Counting the Down

    published February 7, 2008

    Counting the Down Filed under: News Nick Basquez pulled his van under an I-95 overpass in downtown Miami, where a... More >>

  • Goodbye, D-Train

    published January 31, 2008

    The D-Train Leaves the Station Filed under: Sports That giant sucking sound? It was the now-familiar... More >>

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