A former city councilwoman and chair of the local Republican party is attempting to enforce a 19th-century ordinance in Asbury Park banning bathing suits from the boardwalk, The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.


Louise Murray, 74, told the paper she is worried the lack of enforcement is a threat to Asbury Park's reputation as a "classy" shore town. "I understand that social things have changed," a quote from Murray reads. "But forget that. Just put a shirt on."


Deputy Mayor John Loffredo told the Star-Ledger that the city doesn't have the resources to enforce the archaic law. "We're not going to have cops on the boardwalk enforcing that," he said. "It's not going to happen."