Brian MacQuarrie

Brian MacQuarrie writes news features across a broad range of interests and geography, including often-forgotten stories and mysteries that connect Boston’s fascinating past with its present. MacQuarrie also reports on the opioid crisis and veterans issues.

His 30 years at the Globe have taken him across the country as a National reporter, to President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, and to Afghanistan and Iraq as a front-line reporter on the war on terror. He is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Missouri.

Latest stories

Rivalry football game between Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket canceled

By , Globe Staff

For only the second time, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will not renew their traditional rivalry Saturday to play for the prized Island Cup.

Prosecutors to meet with alleged victim of Kevin Spacey

By , Globe Staff

The Cape and Islands district attorney has scheduled a meeting with the teenage son of Heather Unruh, who has accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him in July 2016.

North End archeological dig finds 1600s artifacts

By , Globe Staff

The pottery apparently was discarded by the family of John Jeffs, a mariner whose Atlantic trade enabled him to buy a house and two acres in 1656 in Boston’s original downtown.