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Herb Jaffe

Herb Jaffe

Herb Jaffe was an op-ed columnist and investigative reporter for most of his 39 years at the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey. His most recent novel, “Double Play,” is available.
hjaffe@cox.net

At 77, Summerlin man’s love for soccer extends to playing field

We all hear stories about people whose passion for doing a particular thing has never waned. But playing soccer for 71 years as a goalie, where physical dexterity is a fundamental requirement? And still going strong at the age of 77 by playing at least three times a week?

Las Vegas middle school’s softball team started with student’s idea

Take a seventh-grade girl with a deep passion for softball, a straight-As average in her classes and lots of determination. Sprinkle in Carmella Korte’s ability to present a convincing argument to her school principal last October, and bingo! Those became the ingredients for a girls softball team for Leavitt Middle School in northwest Las Vegas.

Summerlin home values soaring due to demand

The short of it is that the supply of houses for sale in and around Summerlin has been nowhere near meeting the overwhelming demand. As a result, values of homes have been soaring through their roofs.

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George the skateboarding bulldog builds skills, fame

Three years ago, almost to the day, this column featured a purebred English bulldog named George who, at the canine ageof 2, was drawing rave notices for his skateboarding exploits from many of his Summerlin neighbors.

Herb Jaffe: What can new ballpark do for Summerlin? Plenty

Feb. 23 was a noteworthy date for Summerlin. It was the day when lots of dignitaries gathered on a windblown plain opposite City National Arena in Downtown Summerlin to witness the groundbreaking for Las Vegas Ballpark.

Summerlin Parkway was rustic byway not long ago

If you were around these parts in 1989, when the city opened the first mile or so of Summerlin Parkway, you might have described the new artery as a scenic country road.

Want to help children? Try Make-A-Wish walk

If you had the opportunity to easily help some young child suffering from a menacing health issue, would you step forward? Of course you would.

Command center’s leader preaches police partnership

You talk to Capt. Sasha Larkin, head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Northwest Command, and you come away sensing a renaissance of sorts that has been quietly taking shape between police and the community.

Bankrupt golf course issue set to heat up at City Hall

One of the most contentious discussions to hit the City Council chamber in some time is headed for a possible showdown this month when the Council is scheduled to take up creating public policy for the redevelopment of bankrupt golf courses.

Objects falling from trucks can lead to criminal counts

You’re westbound in the right lane of Summerlin Parkway on a recent afternoon. Traffic is steady. Then, unexpectedly, an onslaught of leaves flies directly in front of you. They’re landing all over your car, and in a split second they have covered your entire windshield.

Arena ensures hockey is top of mind in Summerlin

There he was, wearing a traditional hockey uniform while hugging his ice skates with one hand and holding on to his dad’s hand with the other. Dad also held the little guy’s hockey stick as they entered City National Arena in Downtown Summerlin.

CSN’s Northwest Campus awaits legislative funding

It has been stop and go for 12 years for advocates of a Northwest Campus of College of Southern Nevada. And the way things are going, it could take longer than anyone in the know is willing to say before funding from the state becomes available to allow the first construction shovel into the ground.