HOBOKEN - An Italian-American group is awarding Hoboken's mayor for her rejection of MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show.

The Italian-American One Voice Coalition plans to present Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer with its "Una Voce" award today for denying film permits to the show. The group has been critical of the series, claiming it promotes negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

Click 'PLAY' to hear an interview with Andre DiMino, the President of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Zimmer says the decision to deny permits was made based on safety and quality of life concerns for residents of Hoboken.

The show has since been issued permits to film in Jersey City. The spinoff of the reality series will feature the city. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy says he believes the show is an opportunity to promote the city.