ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A 40-year-old law that banned beach-goers from wearing swimsuits on the boardwalk in Asbury Park has been overturned.
The city council voted on Wednesday to repeal the 1958 Monmouth County ordinance that read: “No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the boardwalk or the public walks adjacent thereto.”READ MORE: Lionel Virgile Accused Of Throwing Bleach In Officer's Face, Tossing Lit Molotov Cocktail At Other Officers In Brooklyn
The long-forgotten ordinance was brought to light after former city councilwoman Louise Murray asked for the ban to be enforced earlier in June.Producer Scott Rudin Will 'Step Back' From Broadway Duties After Allegations Of Abusive Behavior
Current Councilwoman Sue Henderson supported overturning the ban, saying that times have changed on the Jersey Shore and the law was out of date.
Breaking the law once meant a fine of up to $2,000, 90 days in jail and community service for violators.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Allegedly Using Anti-Asian Slurs, Harassing Undercover Officer In Queens
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