NJ judge allows taping of Snooki MTV series

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows Jenni "JWoww" Farley, left, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in New York. The mayor of Manchester Township in Ocean County tells the Asbury Park Press that the "Jersey Shore" spinoff "Snooki & JWoww" will start shooting there in the next few days. The Point Pleasant Beach Council in New Jersey had unanimously voted against 495 Productions' request to tape the "Jersey Shore" spinoff featuring Polizzi and Farley. Nearby Toms River also turned down the MTV reality series. "Snooki & JWoww" taped its first season in Jersey City. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

August 21, 2013 7:54:14 AM PDT
A judge won't stop production of the MTV reality show "Snooki & JWoww" in a New Jersey shore town that's rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy.

Berkeley Township officials and residents fear taping of the "Jersey Shore" spinoff could hinder recovery efforts.

Attorney Ron Gasiorowski tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1d0MHIB ) he's not pleased with the ruling. But the lawyer says the judge has not ruled on his argument that the production violates the town's zoning ordinance.

The property owner is seeking a variance after the town notified him that the home is in an area zoned for residential use.

Neighbor Rocco Vita says tourists haven't flocked to the home during taping. He says the cast says hello and security is very friendly.