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

Head of VA New England retires under pressure

By , Globe Staff

The network of eight hospitals and 48 clinics had come under intense criticism for inadequate care and poor accountability.

After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns

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Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.

Old North Church to begin charging admission

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The 295-year-old landmark whose signal lanterns jump-started the American Revolution is preparing to charge admission starting May 1.

Gun advocates in Massachusetts slam store for deciding to stop selling assault rifles

By , Globe Staff

After Dick’s Sporting Goods, and later Walmart, said they would curb some gun sales, the director of the Mass. affiliate of the NRA said the decision was “cowardly and divisive.”