New Jersey town nixes "Snooki & JWoww" taping

A New Jersey town is pulling the plug on taping of the MTV show "Snooki & JWoww."

Berkeley Township officials say the taping of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley's "Jersey Shore" spin-off at a rented home on Pelican Island violates township ordinances because it is a commercial enterprise.

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 lawyerafter 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 Superstorm Sandy.

Attorney Ron Gasiorowski told the Asbury Park Press there are other areas in the town where the activity could take place.

"This is nothing personal. We are just asking that they follow the law like everyone else," Gasiorowski said.

Some other towns have adopted ordinances to block taping.

On Instagram, Polizzi wrote that "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 added. "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."

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