Arturo “Tootie” Alvarez

Supporting Our Heroes: I Will Not Give in to the Corruption of the Vaccine

I’ve written in the past that essential workers are not heroes simply because we are treated like we are expendable. But heroes are real. I know a hero. She gave me a much-needed reality check. Her name is Celeste Castillo.

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • 9:47 AM

Immigration, Rice and Nicky Jam

Before their night bus departed, the three brothers ate rice with grilled pork chops unsure of when they would eat their favorite meal again.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 1:36 PM

2020 in the Rearview: Reflections From an Essential Worker

My parents are more worried about me. They have a point. It is often impossible to social distance inside high-risk environments like restaurants and grocery stores.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 11:51 AM

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