The meatballs have served up a victory.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that a reality series featuring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley can shoot at a Jersey Shore locale whose residents vociferously protested MTV's bid to bring the twosome's on-camera high jinks right to its doorstep.
Per the Asbury Park Press, the judge denied a request for an injunction filed by a local resident that sought to pull the plug on plans to shoot the Jersey Shore spin-off series Snooki & JWoww at Pelican Island in Berkeley Township.
The complaint rests on fears that the show's local presence—and its stars' unpredictable antics—would lead to a chaotic environment punctuated by an influx of tourists.
Reportedly, the show has already begun taping in other parts of Berkeley Township, but its residents have been far from amused.
The town, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, is in the midst of massive efforts to rebuild damaged property in the wake of the devastation. And at a town-hall meeting last month, dozens of homeowners voiced their vehement opposition to the Snooki & JWoww shoot.
"This is a quiet, friendly island that's being put on the map for the wrong reasons," resident Sue Kosakowski reportedly said at the meeting, per the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "It's a disgrace."
Snooki, for her part, was having none of that.
Shortly after controversy began to snowball, she took to Instagram to blast Berkeley Township folks for raising their pitchforks and attempting to chase her and JWoww out of town.
"Unable [sic] how adults are trying to ban my son, fiancé and I from enjoying our summer at the shore," she wrote. "Grow up, get over yourself and move on."