JWoww and Snooki allowed to film in New Jersey (+video)
JWoww and Snooki: Filming of their MTV reality show will go on in New Jersey, a judge ruled. Neighbors went to court to try to stop filming of the third season of "Snooki & JWoww" saying it disrupted Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
Berkeley Township and Matoloking, N.J.
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Berkeley Township officials and residents fear taping of the third season of the "Jersey Shore" spinoff could hinder recovery efforts.
Millard’s decision comes about a week after Red Bank attorney Ron Gasiorowski filed a complaint on behalf of Robert Heffernan, who lives two doors down from the house used for taping.
Gasiorowski claimed in the complaint that “to allow this activity to go forward in the residential zone is a ‘threat of irreparable harm’ ” to Heffernan and his neighbors. He also noted that the production violates township code that prohibits commercial enterprise in an area deemed a residential zone, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Attorney Ron Gasiorowski tells the Asbury Park Press he's not pleased with the ruling. But he says the judge has not ruled on his argument that the production violates the town's zoning ordinance.
Earlier, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi weighed in on the dispute on Instagram, saying: "Adults are trying to ban my son, fiance and I from enjoying our summer at the shore. Grow up, get over yourself and move on," she writes."This is not how we should be treating one another. Absolutely sick and very sad. I pray for you. There's much bigger things to worry about in life than trying to ban my family from your neighborhood."
Superstorm Sandy tore up large stretches of the state's coast.
Meanwhile, two of the Jersey shore towns hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in October will soon be protected by a steel sea wall.
Mantoloking and Brick have received federal and state approval for the wall that will be covered by sand and form the base of a makeshift dune system. Work is expected to begin this fall.
"Wouldn't it be great to drive the metal in by the first anniversary of this storm?" asked Mantoloking spokesman Chris Nelson. "It might take a little more time, but it will happen."
The steel wall will extend 16 feet above the beach and reach 32 feet below the ground to keep it firmly anchored. The metal will not be visible because of the sand covering it.