Need for Speed: Mayor Vince Gray is set to raise the speed limits on Benning Road and I-295. +3

Soccer Talks: The city and Pepco are discussing the possibility of building a soccer stadium in Buzzard Point. +2

More Matchbox: A new location for delicious pizza restaurant Matchbox opened up this afternoon on 14th St. +2

Closer to Justice: The thieves who stole 12 computers from Brent Elementary over Thanksgiving weekend were caught on tape. +1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 30 Today’s score: +8 It’s Friday: +1 Friday’s Needle rating: 39