Globe staff photos of the month, May 2019

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a rededication of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear plant, the closing of the last synagogue in Revere, graduation season in full swing, “Marty” the robot on duty at a grocery store, and the Bruins in the NHL playoffs.
Kim Tran, a nursing graduate, shed some tears at the University of Massachusetts Boston 2019 Undergraduate Commencement on May 31. She was highlighted at the ceremony as a student who had overcome much to graduate. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Dunan Herman-Parks performed a ballet jump before receiving his diploma during the Hampshire College 2019 Commencement in Amherst on May 18. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Kennedy School of Government graduates celebrated commencement in Harvard Yard on May 30. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Kiara Perez, a graduate of Newbury College’s business management program, spent a quiet moment with her son Phillip Jean on May 12 after the school’s 56th and final graduation celebration before it closes its doors. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Graduates at the Northeastern University commencement waved flags during the ceremony May 3 at TD Garden. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
The crowd cheered during the Pride Week flag raising ceremony to kick off the 49th annual Boston Pride Week, a ten day celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
On May 21, Kyra Anderson of Arlington chanted during a rally outside of the State House held to protest restrictive abortion laws recently passed in several states. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A videographer shot footage during a simulated shutdown of Pilgrim nuclear plant, which is closing. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A rededication held at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial in South Boston on May 24 commemorated a new panel honoring Eric Emond, a Green Beret from Dorchester killed in Nov. 2018 in Afghanistan. His wife Allie held one of her daughters during the ceremony. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Ella Bardwell played hide and seek with their nanny, Dunia Dunner, in Quincy as her twin brother, Sam Bardwell read a comic book. Recently, instead of their usual games, Ella has asked to play lockdown, similar to the increasingly common active shooter drills children are doing in schools. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Members of the Massachusetts Leatherneck Honor Society took part in an annual Memorial Day Service at the Gardens Cemetary in West Roxbury on May 27. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Hundreds of volunteers planted 37,297 American flags on Boston Common on May 21 ahead of Memorial Day. The number of flags represents every fallen member of the US military from Massachusetts to die since the Revolutionary War. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Maeve Stern, of Westfield, peaked around her family while riding an elevator during the Fund Our Future Day of Action at the State House on May 16. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Jake Harris, right, led the singers on May 19 at Temple B’nai Israel, the last synagogue in Revere, which closed on May 24. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Justin Lesser, PhD student University of Lousiana at Layfayette, surveyed the Great March in Rowley, Mass., on May 15. Climate change is affecting coastal marshes in drastic ways. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Dr. Nicholas Trout checked out 9-year-old Maizey six weeks after knee surgery and discussed the ACL surgery and dermatology issues with owner Karen Rosenberg of Marblehead. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Mahogony Payne of Boston held a picture of her two sons, who were both murdered in Dorchester, at the 20th anniversary of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on May 12. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Seventh-grade special-ed teacher Taliana Jeune was on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts when minority students from Dorchester were reportedly subject to racist insults and close security. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Ronnette Taylor is the owner of Fire Code Design, but despite her credentials as a long-time business owner and the first black woman to run a plumbing and fire protection company in Massachusetts, she struggles to get Boston city contracts. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Abby MacCurtain, from Plymouth, who suffers from Leigh’s Syndrome, a rare disorder that limits both speech and mobility, was wheeled up her home’s sidewalk by Plymouth North High School’s Brenna Tobin for a ribbon cutting ceremony. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Rosiclre Rieger, of Brazil, got her photo taken with the blooming tulips in The Public Garden on May 6. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
The “Marty” robot on duty at a Stop Shop in Quincy on May 17. Marty is being experimented with as a robotic “employee” in various Stop Shop stores. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Students from the Carter School of Boston, a school for students with severe disabilities, held their annual end-of-year prom at the Club Cafe on May 17, celebrating the previous year. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Fans danced and sang while Marina performed on the Red Stage at the Boston Calling music festival at Harvard Athletic Complex on May 26. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley ordained 13 men to the priesthood at the Holy Cross Cathedral on May 18. The new priests lay on the marble floor in front of the altar in a demonstration of humility. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Massachusetts congressman and presidential candidate Seth Moulton held his daugher Emmy while waiting to be introduced to the crowd at a Newburyport town hall event on May 5. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants stood on a ladder to grab volume 1 of an 1804 book of Massachusetts cases in the conference room next to his office at John Adams Courthouse in Boston. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Two-year-old Sarage Francis wore the aftermath of playing in a mud puddle at the Tulip Open House at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover on May 4. (John Blanding/Globe Staff)
Tracey Delaney of Somerville used her phone to trigger a camera on a tripod as she posed for a self-portrait amid the blossoms along the Charles River on May 8. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Krakowiak Polish Dancers got ready in the basement of the Polish American Citizens Club in Dorchester before performing at Polish Fest Boston on May 5. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
At a Naturalization Ceremony held at the Museum of Fine Arts, three-year-old Mariana Deleon, of Lynn, watched as her father, originally from Guatamala, became an American citizen. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
Anna Goszczynska, left, helped her daughter, Marysia Goszczynska, give a lift to her granddaughter Maja Goszczynska, during a rainy day at the Arnold Arboretum. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
A tour guide led a couple through the Providence Public Library in Providence on May 7. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Five weeks after a Canada Goose was found shot with an arrow through its chest, it was released May 7 near Cook Pond in Tiverton, R.I., by staff of the New England Wildlife Center, Cape Cod Branch. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
A hawk chick banded at UMass Lowell on May 28. The newborn lives atop Fox Hall on the East Campus of the university. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A swan enjoyed the spring weather on Ward’s Pond in Jamaica Plain on May 9. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Embark, a Boston dog DNA testing company, allows workers to bring their dogs to work. Here, Lucy showed off how she can dance in a circle in the office. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Acrobat Marie Christine Menard-Bergeron stretched out in a window at Agganis Arena on May 14. She’s performing in Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo,” which will be coming to Boston in June. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
North Andover right fielder Thomas Finn dove but couldn’t quite make a catch on a hit during the third inning of a game at Chelmsford’s Ayotte Field. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello (right) and catcher Sandy Leon got their signals crossed while fielding this pop-up during Boston’s May 11 game against Seattle at Fenway Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Acton-Boxborough second baseman Ashley Franscico couldn’t hold onto the ball as Nashoba Regional’s Madeleine Arsenault slid safely into second base during a game in Bolton on May 21. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts (left) celebrated with second baseman Michael Chavis during Boston’s walk-off win over the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park on May 15. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Celtics guard Marcus Smart was engulfed by Bucks center Brook Lopez during the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Milwaukee. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo took a charge from Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden on May 3. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Celtics guard Kyrie Irving embraced forward Marcus Morris as time ran out on Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, ending Boston’s season with a 4-1 series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Tuukka Rask stood in the spotlight before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 27. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Ryan Jennett has his picture taken inside a giant goalie helmet in Boston displayed during a pregame Playoffs Fan Fest for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A young Blues fan celebrated a 3-2 overtime win while a Bruins fan cringed in the background. St. Louis won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to tie the series at one apiece. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (front) celebrated a goal with his teammates during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask took a big hit from Blues forward Sammy Blais, who was penalized for this hit, during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 29. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk celebrated a goal during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Hurricanes at TD Garden. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask kept his eye on the puck during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at TD Garden. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug delivered a huge retaliation check to Blues Forward Robert Thomas after losing his helmet during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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