SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey town made famous by the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches.
Seaside Heights is banning speakers, boomboxes and any other devices that amplify music from its beaches, beginning Friday. It’s part of a 60-day experiment.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children At Bronx Day Care Since 2018 Arrested
Borough administrator Christopher Vaz said the council received complaints about loud music and lifeguards have reported confrontations between beachgoers over the volume.
“People for some reason are bringing very large speaker systems and boomboxes and it’s been a distraction for people who are set up on a beach chair or beach blanket next to them,” he told WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron.
Vaz said he’s actually seen people wheeling out speakers the size of luggage onto the beach.READ MORE: Overnight Gun Violence: 3 Men Shot In Queens, Innocent Woman Shot In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
Beach attendants will ask patrons to leave the amplification in their vehicles and lifeguards will be watching for violators.
A woman named Jennifer visiting the beach from north Jersey said she’s all for the ban.
“You can’t have a conversation with the people you’re with,” she said.
Many critics of the MTV show, including Republican Gov. Chris Christie, complained it offered an unflattering portrayal of the state.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Suspect In Custody For Possible DWI After Injuring Officer At Traffic Checkpoint In Lower Manhattan
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