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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

Ceremony offers look at Summerlin’s fast-rising ballpark

You had to see it, and you didn’t even have to hear what they were saying in order to believe it. You already knew that once construction is completed, Las Vegas Ballpark will be “the envy of the country,” as Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas 51s, told those who gathered for the topping-out ceremony.

Auto insurance costs are up, but adjustments were overdue

If you’re still suffering from the headache caused by that hefty increase in your auto insurance premiums, get over it. The reasons for the hike are many, but suffice it to say that whether you live in Summerlin or anywhere else in Las Vegas, the days of relatively cheap auto insurance are in the past.

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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.

Knights fever extends all the way to New Jersey

There’s this kid I know who lives in New Jersey and roots for underdogs. That’s his shtick. So, naturally, he became a Vegas Golden Knights fan last summer.

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.

 
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.