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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.

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Herb Jaffe: Conversion to Article 82 is vital to Sun City’s financial future

Imagine some Fortune 500 corporation being automatically dissolved because of a law that says its life span must end at 50 years. Well, that’s what has come to light for a handful of homeowner associations in and around Summerlin due to a statute enacted many years ago by the Legislature.

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.

Dart thrower-turned-author has made stops all over the career map

The latest character to cross my threshold is Houston Hartwell Reed II, visitor to five continents — including “at least 15 countries” — all due to a proficiency that makes him legendary in the world of professional darts. But he’s better known as Howie Reed to the “Lunch Bunch,” those of us who gather one day each week at a popular pub in downtown Las Vegas.

Brace for another 15 months of Summerlin Parkway work

If you’re committed to traveling Summerlin Parkway on any kind of regular basis, then get used to ongoing traffic snafus, humongous construction equipment, endless lines of orange cones, single-lane traffic and, of course, stop-and-go delays. And it’s going to be that way for another 15 months or so.

Crime specialist urges importance of Neighborhood Watch in Summerlin

It’s one thing for residents of Summerlin to recognize an increase in criminal activity that may warrant closer attention by the Metropolitan Police Department. But it’s another thing for the same residents to recognize that there are effective initiatives they can take on their own to help deter such crimes.

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