Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday.
Last November, the District of Columbia came as close as it has in a century to gaining a degree of control over its skyline. Marcel Acosta, executive director of the National Capital Planning Commission, had just released a draft report recommending changes to the 1910 Height of Buildings Act, fulfilling a request by Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs, for NCPC and the city to review the law that restricts the city’s vertical reach.
The new campus is located on the site of an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Milwaukee Place. The $18 million expansion was finances with District of Columbia charter school revenue bonds. The facility has new labs for robotics, technology, chemistry and biology, as well as a rooftop greenhouse and a green roof.