ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It's no longer against the
law to wear a bathing suit on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
The city council in the New Jersey shore town on Wednesday voted to repeal a
1958 ordinance that restricted swimsuits to the beach.
The ordinance said: "No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the
boardwalk or the public walks adjacent thereto."
Former Councilwoman Louise Murray pressed the council to enforce the
ordinance, saying allowing boardwalk bar and restaurant patrons to wear skimpy
attire threatened Asbury's "classy" image.
Current Councilwoman Sue Henderson tells radio station New Jersey 101.5 (http://bit.ly/N7U6bn ) that times have changed
and we need to change with them.
Changing rooms that once were connected to the beach by tunnels and catwalks
disappeared years ago.