Friday, September 4, 2015

New Jersey judge allows 'Snooki & JWoww' production on Pelican Island to continue

Snooki & JWoww can stay. For now at least.

New Jersey judge allows 'Snooki & JWoww' production on Pelican Island to continue

Snooki and JWoww star on their very own spinoff series. (AP Photo)
Snooki and JWoww star on their very own spinoff series. (AP Photo)

Snooki & JWoww can stay. For now at least.

On Monday, Ocean County Superior Court Judge E. David Millard said he won't stop production of MTV's "Snooki & JWoww" in a house on Pelican Island, the Asbury Park Press reports.

The town, which is currently in the process of rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy, presented concerns from municipal officials and its residents that the taping of the series - a spinoff from popular reality TV show "Jersey Shore" which was filmed in Seaside Heights, right across the bridge from Pelican Island - could disrupt recovery efforts.

Judge Millard's decision comes about a week after a neighbor who lives two doors down from Snooki and JWoww's house filed a complaint through his lawyer. The attorney says production of the show violates the residential neighborhood's zoning ordinance.

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Meanwhile, the owner of the property has filed an application for a variance once he was made aware that his home is specifically located in a home for residential use.

A neighbor, meanwhile, says he hasn't dealt with any issues once production on the show started in July. Rocco Vita, who's owned a home across the street from Snooki and JWoww's new digs tells the APP, “The people are very nice. The guys that do security are very friendly. The actors themselves say hello and I have a 15-year-old daughter getting a kick out of it.”
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