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

It’s tourist season, and here come the monks

By , Globe Staff

Buddhist monk look-alikes in Boston are pestering people for money, offering flimsy beads and cheap medallions.

Director seeks to replicate success of school throughout Haiti

By , Globe Staff

As a boy, Dr. Theony Deshommes was lifted out of poverty by the Louverture Cleary School. Now there are plans to replicate that success.

Navy dock-landing ship arrives for Sail Boston

By , Globe Staff

More than 400 sailors and Marines arrived in Boston Thursday as the US Navy’s representatives for the six-day extravaganza.

The Tall Ships may be majestic. But bringing them here can be a headache

By , Globe Staff

Competition for boats, fees, permits, and politics vex organizers of the Grand Parade of Tall Ships.