Articles by Bruce Shipkowski and Dake Kang

Testing Drone Delivery of Lifesaving Supplies into Disaster Zones

How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver. That idea was put to the test last month in New Jersey as a drone …

Putting Drone Deliveries of Disaster Relief to the Test

How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver. That idea was put to the test this week in New Jersey as a drone …

New Jersey Bill Would Make Texting While Walking Illegal

Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music or do other tasks as they walk outdoors. But if a “distracted walking” measure recently proposed by a state …

Post-Blizzard, N.J. Gov. Apologizes to Official for ‘Crazy’ Comment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he personally apologized after calling a New Jersey shore official a “crazy mayor” and forcefully rebutted critics who suggested the state hasn’t done enough to help residents dealing with the aftermath of …

N.J. Lawmaker Wants to Ban Smoking in Vehicles When Kids Present

A New Jersey state senator wants to stop smokers from lighting up in vehicles if children 16 and under also are present. Joseph Vitale said the measure he introduced last month would protect children from being exposed to tobacco products …

Housing Focus of Next Sandy Aid for New Jersey

Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be how New Jersey spends most of what will likely be the final round of Superstorm Sandy relief money. New Jersey …

New Jersey Bill Targets Vehicles Registered Out of State

New Jersey is taking aim at residents who fraudulently register their vehicles or obtain auto insurance in other states. The Assembly recently passed a measure that makes so-called “reverse rate evasion” a form of insurance fraud under state law. Under …

New Jersey Bill Targets Vehicles Registered Out of State

New Jersey is taking aim at residents who fraudulently register their vehicles or obtain auto insurance in other states. The Assembly recently passed a measure that makes so-called “reverse rate evasion” a form of insurance fraud under state law. Under …

New Jersey Now Providing More Detailed Patient Safety Data

For the first time, New Jersey consumers can access detailed information on patient safety at hospitals throughout the Garden State. State health officials recently released a report that shows each hospital’s patient safety performance and incidence of serious medical errors …

Concerns over Falling Furniture, TVs Spur New Jersey Bill

Concerned about the increasing number of children across the nation being injured by falling furniture and televisions, lawmakers in New Jersey want manufacturers to do more to help prevent such tip-over accidents. The Assembly has given its approval to a …