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

Families of the fallen say a president’s words do matter

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The grieving parents of fallen soldiers do not forget the personal condolences of a commander in chief.

Young victims of opioid crisis pay high price

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Thousands of children of drug-dependent parents have been placed in state custody or are being raised by grandparents and other relatives.

Wild lake trout make a surprise return to Lake Champlain

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Suddenly, the sleek and beautiful fish are back in growing numbers, reemerging in the lake’s cold, deep core.

Military veterans are divided over NFL protests

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The protests have become the latest skirmish in an argument over what patriotism means in the United States.