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Former Gov. Brendan Byrne turns 90 today. Here are some of his best jokes

Brendan Byrne Former Gov. Brendan Byrne — whose funny one-liners are New Jersey legend — turns 90 today, and it won't be a quiet birthday.


Coalition takes aim at Waterfront Commission over alleged port worker shortage

Waterfront CommissionA coalition of members from the business, labor and legislative communities took to Port Elizabeth Tuesday to call on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to immediately fill what it says are nearly 500 job vacancies across the area's ports.


Bob Menendez is banned from Russia

U.S. Sen. Bob MenendezHopefully, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez had no plans to summer in Moscow this year as he's been banned from Russia.

Menendez was one of six federal lawmakers who along with a number of advisors to President Obama were banned from Russia in retaliation for U.S. economic sanctions imposed by the president. 


Barnabas to launch its own health insurance plan

Barnabas CEO Barry OstrowskiBarnabas Health, the state's largest health care system, will launch its own health insurance plan in 2015, Chief Executive Officer Barry Ostrowsky told NJBIZ.

The plan will begin enrolling members in late 2015, Ostrowsky said. And while he said Barnabas plans to offer the program on the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, he said it would not be available on the exchange until 2016.