Brian MacQuarrie

MacQuarrie covers breaking news and feature stories throughout New England for the Globe, where he has worked since 1987. His work also has taken him to Afghanistan and Iraq several times, and across the United States as a roving National reporter. MacQuarrie is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Missouri.

Latest stories

Baker shocked that more doctors aren’t warning of opioids

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker said he was surprised that only 36 percent of Mass. adults said doctors had warned them about opioids.

Baker responds to Plymouth’s drug crisis

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker asked to confer with Plymouth leaders about the widening problem that has resulted in 144 overdoses and 10 fatalities this year.

Heroin exacts an especially savage toll in Plymouth

By , Globe Staff

So far this year, the town has recorded 136 overdoses — an average of exactly one a day — and 10 related deaths.

Poll finds great awareness — and fear — of opioid abuse

By , Globe Staff

Mass. residents are more worried about drug abuse than are Americans generally, a Boston Globe poll found.