'Snooki' Production Comes to Manchester After Toms River Snub

"Jersey Shore" spinoff filming at Manchester home into October

MTV stars Snooki and JWoww are filming in a Manchester home, Manchester Business Administrator Elena Zsoldos said Monday.

"The fact is that they are here. They're renting a home here in Manchester," Zsoldos said.

On Friday, from the owner of the filming site, a large, modern two-story home on Johnson Avenue near the POW-MIA Park, that the two "Jersey Shore" cast members were moving in to film their "Snooki & JWoww" spinoff. 

Around that time, multiple residents who live on or near the street wrote in to Manchester Patch to say that they saw trucks and other vehicles with New York license plates at the home as crews prepared for filming. 

The 495 Productions show, which recently was renewed for a second season, was told filming could not take place in Toms River, where . Filming also was denied in Morristown and Point Pleasant, but nothing in Manchester's code excludes the MTV show, or any production, from shooting at a home. 

"The township looked to see if there were any ordinances on the books that would prevent them," Zsoldos said. "There were not. In light of that, we really had no choice but to allow it."

"I felt that as a matter of law we can't prevent anybody from filming indoors," said township attorney Steven Secare.

Fressola said on Friday that he was told by the property owner that shooting would take place "to a very great extent in the interior" of the home and will be completed in October. 

The Manchester Police Department is aware of the township's new neighbors and Chief of Police Brian Klimakowski said following the council meeting that he expects the impact to the area to be "minimal."

"I don't see any real impact," he said. "We have been monitoring it since they've been there."

The chief said that he has spoken with show security and is working to secure a meeting with the production team to further discuss any potential issues. Producers also were told by Klimakowski that township police are available to be hired while off-duty to provide security, if needed. 

Traffic through the neighborhood may increase as curious residents try to catch a glimpse of the production, Klimakowski said. The department does not plan to increase patrols through the area, though police will continue to keep watch through the regular random patrols of township streets that are already conducted.

"We don't want to drive a police car down there 500 times per day," Klimakowski said, adding that a heightened law enforcement presence near the home could become distracting to residents. 

Though Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley's new show is expected to be more calm than the cast's "Jersey Shore" antics in Seaside Heights — Snooki is an expectant mother now, after all — residents nonetheless are asked to contact the police or the township officials with concerns. 

"If they find any problems with it, please contact us, and we will act accordingly," Zsoldos said. "But hopefully with these people being in town, they'll be good neighbors to us and we'll be good neighbors to them."

Klimakowski likewise pledged his department's responsiveness. 

"If there are any types of issues, we'll address them," he said. 

ushouldbeashamed August 14, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Typical Obama Voter August 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Manchester? What the heck is in Manchester?....What are they going to go around to the senior hot spots and give herpes to the old folks? They should set up their bordello in Asbury Park with the other freaks of nature,,,,,,
Bricktown Lew August 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Trashy and pathetic...and so are all those idiots out there who made this fool to be a success in entertainment. Entertainment! Show a lot about Americans in general.
max August 15, 2012 at 02:36 AM
It's all so stupid. I bet when the show airs they end up making it look like their house is right at the beach...it so contrived and staged.
So Much to Say August 15, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Better Manchester then contaminating Toms River. Because we HATE Jersey Shore and their degenerate cast members. Noticed I didn't call them "stars".
bojangles August 15, 2012 at 05:05 AM
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo really cares? Their just people. Ones preggo and ones a normal chick with fake boobs, what is the big deal. Nothing they do is interesting...
bojangles August 15, 2012 at 05:07 AM
@aqualung hahahahahahaha that would be awesome. Drop them in a house on Monroe Ave, See how long they last!
Common Sense in Silverton August 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I, for one, can't believe they're letting her breed.
1stcav August 15, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Bojangles;Lincoln Village, they will fit in well there ! They can party on the Ave with the Bro's...Sister's always like new be's.....in the hood ! You go girls ! NOT !!! Wouldn't last 24 hrs.on a slow day in the" city by the sea."..
Jerseyclone August 15, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Just what we need--dumb dumpy and her boobs around again.
Joseph Woolston Brick August 16, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Hope everyone in Manchester has gotten their shots!
SystemIsBroken August 16, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Finally, something that will RAISE the Public's opinion of Manchester! They will be the NEW Royalty in THAT town! ;)
bojangles August 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM
@1stcav lol yeah lincoln village, boston way, or even stephen manor these days seems to be very active everynight. But yup drop em off!
Jill August 17, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Penn Cross August 17, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Snookie sure does get a rise out of people.
Chris Dopzik August 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Snooki is a fat little sh!t who should be sterilized after dropping her piglet, who are the assholes who watch this garbage making these jerkoffs famous?
Midget August 18, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Now they can ruin another part of Ocean County how wonderful..
ed mays August 19, 2012 at 04:33 AM
36mike Now, now...let`s be civil here and not using foul words or else you fit right in.


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