Masked Bandits: Residents of the Suitland Forest Apartments in District Heights, Md., are being terrorized by raccoons. Some people can hear them in the walls while residents shower, and at least one raccoon has fallen through the ceiling in front of someone. -2

Et Tu, Landlord?: The Shakespeare Theatre Company and its landlord remain embroiled in a lawsuit over the landlord’s attempt to raise rent on a building from $70,000 a year to $480,000. -2

All Wet: Unseasonally warm weather may be popular, but the seesawing temperatures are being blamed for an increase in broken water mains. -1

U &pizza: H Street’s H &pizza is expanding to U Street. +1

Monday’s Needle rating: 36 Today’s score: -4 Tuesday’s Needle rating: 32