Globe staff photos of the month, October 2019

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, the king tide in Boston Harbor, Halloween celebrations, the Head of the Charles Regatta, high school sports, and the start to the Celtics’ regular season.
Cleanup began following the 15th Annual BU Physics Pumpkin Drop on Oct. 25. Approximately 50 pumpkins fell from the roof of the Metcalf Science Center. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
Sloane Furmonavicius, 6, of Boston, dressed as Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” during Halloween on Beacon Hill. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A fake skeleton sat in a passenger seat of a car parked in the Seaport District in Boston on Oct. 26. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Declan, 3, grabbed some candy as he and other patients from Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic and their siblings celebrated Halloween with a trick-or-treat parade. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Sugar maple trees in all their Autumnal hues lined a walkway at Brookwood Community Farm in Milton as a man paused to take a photo. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
A heron took flight from the pier near Carson Beach in Boston on Oct. 23. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Kristin Poch, of Wellesley dipped her toes in the water at Long Wharf on Oct. 29, the second day of the three-day king tides in Boston Harbor. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A duck raced during Robert Duck’s Great American Duck Race at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield on Oct. 4. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe)
A fallen leaf clung to a wet windshield in a Pembroke driveway on Oct. 29. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
An egret streched its wings at Blacks Creek on Oct. 7. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
A weathered barn in Grantham, N.H., sat surrounded by peak fall colors on Oct. 12. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
Lynnel Cox, left, and Jannette Gonzalez hugged during a candlelight vigil on Oct. 26 for three people who died in Boston police custody this year. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Russell Pittlsey, age 99, is one of the last of a generation of World War ll veterans. Here, he adjusts his cap in his bedroom mirror in Middleborough, where he still serves as part of the town’s honor guard. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Visitors walked along the center aisle of Old North Church, which has recently uncovered evidence that several of its Colonial parishioners were involved in an international slave-smuggling ring. The church plans to weave the connection into its narrative for tourists. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted guests at a town hall event in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 24. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Joe Fallon walked Cori, the new black lab in residence at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, on Oct. 22. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
An overnight wind storm on Oct. 17 heavily damaged a small boat dock adjacent to the New England Aquarium. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Claire Weston (left), 86, and Laura Richardson, 83, danced together during the “Party of the Century” at the Brookline Senior Center, held to celebrate Brookline’s centenarians on Oct. 15. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Boston Ballet dancer Chyrstyn Fentroy, partnered with Matthew Slattery, performed in the company’s “Bach Cello Suites,” at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Joseph Gordon danced with Arlene Guan, both of Winchester, at Moseley’s On the Charles in Dedham on Oct. 3. The couple met while dancing three years ago at Moseley’s On the Charles, the oldest continually running ballroom in the country. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe)
Alex Noel, 28, of Pomfret, Conn., raised his arms in victory after his pumpkin weighed in at 2,294.5 pounds, which won him the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair on Oct. 4. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe)
A child covered their ears during “The Battle for the Airfield” at the Collings Foundation in Hudson on Oct. 12. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A group of educators and community roundtable participants were silhouetted as they were given a guided walk through of the updated school group entrance experience at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Oct. 2. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Shawn Hanshaw embraced his girlfriend at their home in Portsmouth, Ohio. The opioid crisis hits home with the couple. Shawn has been trying to help his girlfriend kick her heroin and fentanyl addiction. She said she has struggled with drug use since she was 18. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A man held onto a friend’s fishing rod, as well as his own, while fishing on Lake Erie in Erie, Penn. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A sailboat cruised through the sunset on Lake Champlain in Vermont on Oct. 10. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Musical director Balla Kouyaté, a recent recipient of the prestigious NEA Heritage Fellowship award, with his balafon in the headquarters of Crocodile River Music in Worcester on Oct. 3. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Ronan Mattin was accompanied by his grandfather as they watched a Handel and Haydn Society dress rehearsal at Symphony Hall on Oct. 3. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Taylor Long sat with a bag of ice on top of her head during halftime of a roller derby game between her Twin State Vixens and the Massachusetts All Stars in Woodstock, Vt. The Vixens won, 197-135. (Erin Clark for The Boston Globe)
Inmate Glen Morreale worked with Georgia, a shelter dog in his dorm-style cell at the Worcester County House of Corrections. Inmates in the facility’s work release building are given the chance to train “unadoptable” shelter dogs. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
The Rev. Miniard Culpepper (right), sat with Deaconess Lydia Forbes during a service at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Boston on Oct. 6. The church is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Sheila Bentley, ex-wife of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci, opened up about her abusive marriage to Cianci as she sat on the stage at Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company where a sold out show about Buddy, called “The Prince of Providence” has been ongoing. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Rowers practiced along the Charles River on Oct. 18 ahead of the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe)
King Phillip receiver Brian Wassersug pulled down a reception over Mansfield’s Makhi Baskin during the teams’ game in Wrentham on Oct. 4. Mansfield won the game between Hockomock League rivals, 15-13. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Medway’s Amy Johnston received high fives during a substitution in the MIAA Division 2 volleyball tournament match between Westwood and Medway, which won the Oct. 31 match 3-0. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Ryan Whitehead, left, jumped in the air in celebration as Lincoln-Sudbury golfers rejoiced over their Division 1 state championship in Boylston on Oct. 28. (Erin Clark for The Boston Globe)
Boston College defensive end Shitta Sillah sacked North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman during the first quarter of the teams’ game at Alumni Stadium on Oct. 19. BC went on to win the game, 45-24. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Fans chanted for Celtics rookie Tacko Fall to enter the team’s Oct. 6 preseason game, and these two were particularly excited when the center came onto the floor in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 107-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Celtics center Tacko Fall guarded Cavaliers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the fourth quarter of the teams’ preseason game at TD Garden on Oct. 13. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe)
Jayson Tatum’s shot to extend the Celtics’ lead over the Milwaukee Bucks got the TD Garden fans, including Celtics legend Paul Pierce, seated courtside, out of their seats in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 116-105 win on Oct. 30. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Bruins forward David Pastrnak went face-first into the goalpost at TD Garden after being checked by Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester during the third period of the teams’ game on Oct. 26. Pastrnak got the last laugh, though, scoring once in Boston’s 3-0 win. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Maple Leafs defenseman Tyson Barrie mixed it up in the first period of Boston’s 4-2 win at TD Garden on Oct. 22. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Bruins forward Brett Ritchie bore an intense look during a fight with Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow in the third period of Boston’s 5-1 win on Oct. 29 at TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Patriots defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. took a foot to the face when teammate Jamie Collins sacked Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield during New England’s 27-13 win over Cleveland at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 27. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman flipped over Washington safety Landon Collins, but not before gaining 31 yards on this reception. New England went on to win the Oct. 6 game, 33-7. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
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