Brian MacQuarrie

An enterprise reporter for the Metro section, MacQuarrie travels New England for a wide range of articles. His extensive coverage of the war on terror has taken him to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he was embedded during the 2003 invasion.

Latest stories

Paul LePage toes hard line on drug crisis

By Brian MacQuarrie , Globe Staff

The Maine governor supports enforcing laws over treatment options.

Thomas Farragher named Boston Globe Metro columnist

By Brian MacQuarrie , Globe staff

Thomas Farragher, who led The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team for eight years, will assume a new role as a twice-a-week Metro columnist.

Suit challenges state’s civil drug-abuse commitments

By Brian MacQuarrie , Globe staff

The suite seeks to overturn a statute that allows women with substance-abuse disorders to be held for 90 days without criminal charges.

DEA details path of deadly heroin blend to N.E.

By Brian MacQuarrie , Globe Staff

Heroin is shipped through Mexico, where cartels are adding the painkiller fentanyl to some of the drugs, officials say.