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New Jersey shore town nixes Snooki taping
Friday - 7/26/2013, 5:08pm  ET
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi attends a media event to announce her new venture, Team Snooki Boxing and the upcoming boxing matches featuring Ireland's Hyland brothers, in New York. Some residents of the Jersey shore town of Berkeley Township, N.J., say they don’t want reality star Polizzi to benefit from efforts to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. Town residents and officials say Polizzi plans to vacation and film in a house in the Pelican Island neighborhood for the new season of her “Jersey Shore” spinoff, "Snooki and JWoww." (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey town trying to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy is pulling the plug on taping of the MTV show "Snooki & JWoww."
Berkeley Township officials say taping the "Jersey Shore" spinoff is a commercial enterprise, which would violate zoning ordinances. The town has notified the property's owner that the home is in an area zoned for residential use.
Residents in the Pelican Island neighborhood hired a lawyer after learning about the taping in the rented home. They fear it would disrupt efforts to get their lives back to normal as they try to restore their homes damaged by Sandy.
Attorney Ron Gasiorowski tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/15PN7d9 ) there are other areas in the town where the activity could take place.
Some other towns have adopted ordinances to block taping.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com
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