Keep Calm and Carry On: Although details are still sketchy, it’s safe to say that igniting packages at local postal facilities is not good. Stay vigilant, D.C.! -2

New Way to Deter Crime at L’Enfant Plaza? This weekend is the quirky no-pants Metrorail ride! On the agenda is the L’Enfant Plaza station, which has been in the news for being a not-so-nice place. Maybe some boxer shorts with hearts will help lighten the mood? +2

Mark Your Calendars: Members of the creepy Westboro Baptist Church are planning to “PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED, PERVERT-RUN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY” next week Friday for about 45 minutes. Fortunately, it seems these days, with each of their anti-gay protests, the Westboro folks become less and less relevant and will barely register a blip on the city’s quality of life. Which is a good sign. +1

Food Truck Fest: Lovers of D.C.’s food trucks will be glad to know that an impromptu food-truck lunch party is being planned for Franklin Square on Monday. The weather looks like it will be decent. Eat up, because all your favorite mobile food vendors should all be in the same area. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 58 Today’s score:+3 Friday bonus points: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 62

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