Here is our salute to the 15 most popular stories on NBCNewYork.com in 2010. But first two great stories that didn't make the cut: Honorable Mention. Bagels With a Slice of Tax. Have you noticed bagel shops tacking on a few more cents to your beloved pumpernickel and cream cheese? Blame Albany. This story cut the cream cheese-laden joy out of many New Yorkers' hearts.
A New Jersey woman hit a 9-year-old on the head with a frying pan after he dropped a bagel and her dog ate it, authorities say.
According to the arrest affidavit, the boy told police the 45-year-old yelled at him that the cream cheese would kill the dog.
A criminal complaint says the boy sustained an abrasion to his head and bruising on his back.
The Daily Record of Parsippany reports Ambrosio-Ruglio was caring for the boy at her Randolph home.
It is not immediately clear whether she has retained an attorney.