Hoboken Mayor Recognized For Denying ‘Jersey Shore’ Spin-Off Permit

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Italian American group is responding to Hoboken’s rejection of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality show by giving its mayor an award.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition plans to present Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer with its “Una Voce” award Wednesday for denying film permits to a show the group feels promotes negative stereotypes of Italian Americans.

Zimmer said the city’s decision to deny a permit for a spin-off of the MTV reality show was based on the “negative impact it would have on the health, safety and welfare of our community.”

In a document on the City of Hoboken’s website, the mayor explained that because Hoboken is “geographically a very small city…onlookers and fans would find it very easy to follow the production through the streets…the density of our city does not lend itself to 24-hour activity as would be experienced by our citizens.”

The document goes on to say that “the constant presence of such a production would be an attractive nuisance causing crowds to assemble at every hour of the day and night.”

A week after Hoboken denied the permit, the show’s producer was given the go ahead to shoot for six weeks in a two-story home rented out by  Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley in nearby Jersey City.

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy says he believes the show is an opportunity to promote the city.

The “Jersey Shore” is now in its fifth season.

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  • A "Going Postal" Worker

    I am a proud American, but I am not of Italian descent.

    Were I Italian American, I would be deeply offended that anyone deems VACUOUS STUPIDITY like Jersey Shore as entertainment.

    “Una Voce” – you are my kind of Americans!!!! Congratulations!

  • Amused but not misled

    This could be temporary ban.

    Hoboken mayors have a long standing tradition of being indicted and ending up in Federal prison before they finsish their terms

    SO we’ll see how this plays out.

    Jersey City ain’t too far behind Hoboken in this area.

  • rocker90

    The show promotes violcence towards women and is offensive towards Italians

    • Boohoo

      How is it offensive towards italians when only 2 cast members are Italian.

      • Amused but not misled

        As the mayor of Belmar correctly coined them- more Staten Island trash. People in NYC even think SI is another country.

        Guidos, Guidettes and racists. Sorth of south Jerseyites with a ton of cheesy gaudy jewelry. :))

  • ted

    Not sure why Hoboken denied this. Think about it, a couple more drunken slobs stumbling up Washington Avenue. Would anyone really notice?

  • Barack Obama

    “Jersey Shore” is not a show about Italian-Americans…it’s just a bunch of loudmouth losers who are retarded and have dumb accents…

    • Att. Hoar

      Its not? Ahh man, I’m not going to watch it anymore then.

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