Deli Delight: D.C. is getting a proper Jewish deli. The menu at DGS Delicatessen, set to open Wednesday in Dupont Circle, features corned beef, kreplach, and, of course, matzoh ball soup. +4

Buses Return: D.C. has won back control of the school buses used to carry special education students. The federal government started overseeing the buses after a 1995 lawsuit over student transportation. +1

Metro Escape: A man who claims he was accidentally hit by a Metro train Sunday somehow received only minor injuries. +1

Not So Crystal Clear: A raw sewage leak has left Crystal City’s Harris Teeter closed for six months, and it’s not clear when the store will reopen. -1

Friday’s Needle rating: 18 Today’s score: +5 Monday‘s Needle rating: 23