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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"

2009 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • $200K Publicly Funded Bureaucrat to Make the County Green
    FEATURED STORY

    $200K Publicly Funded Bureaucrat to Make the County Green

    published Sep 01, 2009

    ​Facing a $427 million deficit, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez promised he would thin out the county executive offices by 10 percent in his proposed budget. The Herald has written a fair amount... More >>

  • Candidate in Court

    published August 27, 2009

    Candidate in Court: Miami Beach City Commission candidate Fredric Karlton gets flak for ex-wife troubles More >>

  • Beach Commission Candidate Fredric Karlton Had Some Lady Troubles
    FEATURED STORY

    Beach Commission Candidate Fredric Karlton Had Some Lady Troubles

    published Aug 25, 2009

    ​Fredric Karlton, a first-time candidate for Miami Beach City Commission, is getting a rude introduction to the city's gutter politics. The 49-year-old real estate investor's perceived enemies init... More >>

  • Carlos Alvarez, Won't You Please Be My Facebook Pal?

    published Aug 23, 2009

    ​ Kudos to Miami Herald reporters Matt Haggman and Scott Dolan, who today whacked Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez really good. Turns out our dear alcalde fuerte was doling out raises to his favored ... More >>

  • Big Bad Daily: Reason 2,987 the <em>Miami Herald</em> FAILS
    FEATURED STORY

    Big Bad Daily: Reason 2,987 the Miami Herald FAILS

    published Aug 21, 2009

    ​The Miami Herald's skullduggery against local blogger and photographer Bill Cooke is getting serious. Miami's only major daily has sicced Ian Ballon, a big-dog intellectual property lawyer based ou... More >>

  • Air Force Booted Sean Casey's Therapist For Seducing Female Patients

    published Aug 19, 2009

    ​ Over the past four weeks, I've written a news article and several blog posts about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Bostonian who was charged with DUI manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Mary Montgo... More >>

  • Xavier Suarez's Son Rolling in Campaign Dough
    FEATURED STORY

    Xavier Suarez's Son Rolling in Campaign Dough

    published Aug 19, 2009

    ​ In this year's City of Miami elections, the theme is "Taking It Back to the Old School," considering Frank Carollo, brother of mercurial ex-Mayor Joe Carollo, is running for Joe Sanchez's seat. An... More >>

  • Sean Casey Denied

    published Aug 18, 2009

    ​ Miami-Dade Criminal Court Judge John Thornton denied Sean Casey's request to unseal transcripts of secretly recorded conversations the convicted hit-and-run driver had with his attorney and therap... More >>

  • Game On

    published August 20, 2009

    Game On: Miami Beach City Hall Brawl More >>

  • Ridin' Dirty

    published August 20, 2009

    Ridin' Dirty: Miami-Dade County execs drive expensive cars on the taxpayers' dime More >>

  • County Execs Drive Expen$ive Car$ on the Taxpayers' Dime
    FEATURED STORY

    County Execs Drive Expen$ive Car$ on the Taxpayers' Dime

    published Aug 17, 2009

    ​The more Riptide dissects Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's proposed budget cuts in order to make up a $427 million shortfall, the more we realize el alcalde fuerte is not gonna mess with his ex... More >>

  • Most County Executives Safe from Budget Cuts

    published Aug 14, 2009

    ​UPDATE: Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County spokeswoman Vicki Mallette responded to my earlier report regarding executive salaries. I apologize to my readers for not posting her response sooner.Sh... More >>

  • Sean Casey's Ex-Therapist Used Dubious Techniques

    published Aug 13, 2009

    ​ Today at 2 p.m., Sean Casey will make his case before Judge John Thornton not to seal secretly recorded conversations the 35-year-old Bostonian had with his former lawyer Milton Hirsch and ex-ther... More >>

  • Anonymous Blogger Targets County Cop
    FEATURED STORY

    Anonymous Blogger Targets County Cop

    published Aug 12, 2009

    ​What did Jorge Baluja do to elicit so much hatred? An anonymous blogger named the Straw Buyer has been dedicating a serious amount of bandwidth to bash and ridicule the Miami-Dade Po... More >>

  • Sean Casey Gets a Hand from a Top Gun

    published Aug 12, 2009

    ​High-powered Miami media attorney Thomas Julin is helping Sean Casey's bid to expose another high-powered Miami lawyer. And Julin, a partner at Hunton & Williams, is representing the ... More >>

  • Big Money on Top at Miami-Dade County Hall

    published August 13, 2009

    Big Money on Top at Miami-Dade County Hall More >>

  • Only Three More Days of Fuerza Bruta

    published Aug 06, 2009

    ​If you haven't yet seen Fuerza Bruta, you have only three more days to catch this visually dazzling, interactive spectacle. For the $64 general admission ticket, you will see some pr... More >>

  • Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Misleads Citizens

    published August 6, 2009

    Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Misleads Citizens More >>

  • Sean Casey Responds to <em>New Times</em> Article
    FEATURED STORY

    Sean Casey Responds to New Times Article

    published Aug 04, 2009

    ​Last week, I reported about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Boston native who is serving a 12-and-a-half-year prison term for allegedly running down and killing an elderly woman on Harding Avenue in Miam... More >>

  • Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Lies

    published Aug 03, 2009

    ​The Banana has a friend named Betty, who earlier this year picked up a two-bedroom condo on Brickell Avenue for $109,000. Betty got the unit at a bargain because it was in foreclosure. But you woul... More >>

  • The Block is Hot Around New Times

    published Jul 30, 2009

    ​Things are getting heated around the ole New Times HQ. Last week, an unknown gunman capped 33-year-old Gregory Poux inside one of the wash bays of the Winwood Windwood Car Wash on NE 29th Street an... More >>

  • The Fugitive

    published July 30, 2009

    The Fugitive: South Beach resident Sean Casey killed an elderly woman and fled to Chile; he claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee More >>

  • The Mayor's Little Helper

    published July 30, 2009

    The Mayor's Little Helper: Spanish company Sinapsis Trading hires Mayor Carlos Alvarez's campaign manager to help win MIA bid More >>

  • When Joe Arriola Speaks, We Listen... Then Cackle with Incredulity

    published Jul 28, 2009

    ​ Ah, how I miss Joe Arriola. The boisterous ex-city manager was always good for a laugh. So it was nice to see Arriola, who appears to have shed a few pounds, as a guest on WBPT's community t... More >>

  • When Is It OK to Hire the Mayor's Campaign Manager?
    FEATURED STORY

    When Is It OK to Hire the Mayor's Campaign Manager?

    published Jul 27, 2009

    So let's say you run a foreign company that wants to win a lucrative multi-million dollar contract at Miami International Airport. As you prepare for your entry into the American market, you realize... More >>

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