Globe staff photos of the month, April 2019

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: 2019 Boston Marathon, two 500-foot concrete cooling towers at the former Brayton Point Power Station imploded, Palm Sunday Mass, commencement at Wentworth Institute of Technology, playoff runs for the Bruins and Celtics, and Opening Day at Fenway Park.
Lucianny Rondon comforted her 2-year-old daughter, Rihanny, during a news press conference held to unveil federal pipeline safety legislation named after Lucianny’s brother, Leonel Rondon, who was killed in the Columbia Gas fires and explosions in Lawrence last fall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph left federal court in Boston after being indicted on obstruction of justice charges. She is accused of helping an undocumented immigrant avoid a federal immigration officer. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Amal Hasaballa embraced her son Mogahid Fadl at the Wentworth Institute of Technology commencement. Fadl earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Scholar Athletes surprised Rosedina Blanc, 17, a student at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, with a full, four-year scholarship. She plans to attend Curry College. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Rabbi Mendy Uminer of Chestnut Hill held his son Berel, 3, during a vigil held near the New England Holocaust Memorial in support of victims of an anti-Semitic attack in San Diego. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)
Darlene Price of Somerville prayed during Palm Sunday Mass at the newly reopened Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Minha Syed, 15, attended Muslim Lobby Day at the Massachusetts State House. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Volunteers Judy Macioci and Charlie Deknatel sifted through soil at a dig site on the grounds of First Church in Roxbury. City archeologist Joe Bagley is leading a small team of volunteers seeking artifacts on the site. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
A cat appeared in a window in a home of Somerville. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A squirrel leaped to a barbed-wire fence in South Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Baby foxes went nose to nose at the Pembroke Friends Meeting House. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
To help kids “welcome the local elf and fairy population,” the Boston Parks and Recreation Department held the sixth annual Fairy House Building family event at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park. Charlotte Dore entertained the crowd with a puppet show. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
The two 500-foot concrete cooling towers at the former Brayton Point Power Station crumbled during a controlled implosion in Somerset. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
From left, Pat Fandel, Faisa Sharif, Sam Chambers, and Maria Lanza of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services offered birthday wishes to Mayor Martin Walsh as he arrived to present his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget at City Hall. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
After speaking at the Matthew Thornton School in Londonderry, N.H., Senator Cory Booker took selfies with the crowd. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Mark Riddell left the Moakley Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in the college bribery case. He was accused of taking tests for other people. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Actress Felicity Huffman, a defendant in the college bribery case, was surrounded by reporters and photographers as she left federal court. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Nick Martin put some finishing touches on the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Colby Kelly was hoisted by fellow surfers after winning the Lake Atlantic Invitational hosted by the UMass Amherst Surf Club in Gloucester. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)
Henry Cooke, dressed as a Minuteman, demonstrated the loading sequence of his musket outside of the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)
Women tend to “wounded” reenactors on Lexington’s Green. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
The angle of the afternoon sun combined with shadows from buildings to create a scene of contrasts at the corner of JFK and Winthrop streets in Harvard Square. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
The 2020 Massachusetts Census Kickoff event was held at Framingham City Hall. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Danae Pieroni had her photo taken as she jumped into a ball pit at The Happy Place, a roving installation of quasi-art for the Instagram set that took over a former Marshall’s on Boylston Street. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
At the 40th annual Simmons Leadership Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center, Dr. Kate Biberdorf (a.k.a. Kate the Chemist), blew a huge ball of flames from her mouth. She is well-known for her dramatic experiments. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Sophie Yee, 17, waited for her fencing partner during a competitive training session at Bay State Fencers in Somerville. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Big League Brian took a selfie with a family outside Fenway Park on Jersey Street before the Red Sox home opener. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
From left, Rafael Devers, Mitch Morelans, and Eduardo Nunez showed off their World Series rings at the Sox home opener. . (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Centerfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made a leaping catch against the Green Monster to rob Baltimore Orioles right fielder Joey Rickard (23) in the eighth inning. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph committed a foul against Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in Game 4 of Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Boston Celtics center Al Horford blocked blocks a shot attempt by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron tried to keep the puck in his zone against the Toronto Maple Leafs.: (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Jake DeBrusk of the Bruins and Jan Rutta of the Lightning reached for the puck. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Bruin Joakim Nordstrom celebrated a goal by Noel Acciari as Oliver Bjorkstrand of the Columbus Blue Jackets skated away. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Bruin Marcus Johansson couldn’t get his stick on the puck as he tried to deflect a 2nd period shot past Leafs’ goalie Frederik Andersen. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Runners carried a fellow runner down Boylston Street toward the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Men’s winner Lawrence Cherono broke the tape seconds before 2nd-place finisher Lelisa Desisa. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Exhausted runners paused underneath the photo bridge after crossing the finish line. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Rodrigo Alves of Brazil reacted after crossing the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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