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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.

Herb Jaffe: Senior circuit: Softball is a big draw in Sun City

There’s a softball field in Sun City Summerlin that some view as a throwback to the sandlot they played on as kids. But for most of the seniors who play there the field is viewed more as a site for serious daily activity, and in some cases fulfillment of a passion, than a reminder of yesteryear.

Herb Jaffe: Metro detective discusses how to neutralize terrorist threat

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wants the public to be keenly aware of potential terrorists and assailants, Detective Sgt. Steve Riback said during a recent Sabbath address at Chabad of Summerlin Synagogue.

Herb Jaffe: Lawyer’s alleged client theft would reach historic levels

Like other readers of the Review-Journal, when I awoke to that front-page banner headline in December, “Attorney vanishes; millions missing,” then read that Robert Graham had allegedly stolen from clients, I was appalled.

Herb Jaffe: Summerlin residents decry plan for less-frequent trash collection

Las Vegas City Council, take heed: Folks in Summerlin are not happy about those trash-collection changes proposed by Republic Services of Southern Nevada. In fact, many seniors — especially those who live in the hilly sections of Sun City Summerlin — are downright livid over the prospect of having to push rolling trash carts, which Republic would provide, to and from the curb.

Herb Jaffe: New system would alter Las Vegas trash collection

There’s a lot of trash talk going on in City Hall these days, and it’s not just the kind you might expect a month after one of the most contentious elections on record. We’re talking about the garbage you put out for collection.

Las Vegas Summerlin Sports Complex concept not so far-fetched

So imagine this scenario: A state-of-the-art ice hockey practice facility for the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise just off of Pavilion Center Drive, diagonally to the rear of Red Rock Casino Resort and just opposite Downtown Summerlin. Then, heading farther in an easterly direction and ultimately next door to the 120,000-square-foot ice skating facility, a modernistic baseball stadium for the Las Vegas 51s.

Lingering election signs can cost candidates in Summerlin

There was a time when political signs urging folks to vote for certain candidates not only dotted the vacant landscapes, they overwhelmed almost every foot of empty space.

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