“Snooki” Returns To Toms River, But Not For Show

The Jersey Shore Cast was inside Barnegat's Burger King filming a commercial. (Photo courtesy of Press Communications, B98.5 Radio)

  TOMS RIVER – Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has come back to her Jersey Shore roots, but this time, neighbors won’t have to worry about her exploits being on television.

  According to the Asbury Park Press, Polizzi and her husband Jionni LaValle bought a home in the Silverton section of Toms River Township.

  This is for their home, not for a show. A township official confirmed that there were no permits issued to film.

  However, even if MTV isn’t there, social media is. Polizzi has been showing off the home on TikTok and Instagram.

  According to published reports, the couple paid $850,000 for the home. They have three children.

  The “Jersey Shore” castmates garnered a reputation for partying, including her arrest 10 years ago for disorderly conduct. The original show aired from 2009 to 2012, but spawned spinoffs and gave careers to several castmates. Featuring Nicole Polizzi and Jennifer Farley, “Snooki and JWOWW” filmed in Manchester, and some people in the neighborhood never even saw them. Manchester police said there were some people trying to find the house in the beginning but that was it.

  The show moved to the Pelican Island section of Berkeley Township. This is the island that you drive on just after you cross the bridge to Seaside Heights. During this one, local officials reported that the MTV show did not cause too much trouble in town. There were sightseers trying to catch a glimpse of the house on their way in or out of the barrier island.

  When word of the production came up, township officials met with the production company. The production company was responsive to the requirements of the town, including only filming indoors. It also promised to reimburse the township for the use of police to handle the additional traffic.

  In response to residents, the Township Council passed an ordinance that would dictate how film crews would operate in town. For example, a crew would need to apply for a $350 permit, pass a number of provisions, and notify neighbors.