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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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NJ's minority business leaders call for unity among blacks, Hispanics at 'Unity Luncheon'

John HarmonLocal minority leaders talked today about ways to get the political establishment to offer more support for black and Latino businesses.

The event was a “Unity Luncheon” at the Princeton Hyatt Regency in West Windsor and included members of the state’s African American Chamber of Commerce and the statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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New Jersey man named chairman of National Black Chamber of Commerce

John HarmonThe president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been chosen as the new chairman of the board of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

John Harmon, 53, who has been with the chamber since it was founded in 2001, was selected to serve as head of the national board.

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