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

Across Maine’s vast network of trails, adrenaline and solitude collide

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Ten people, including four from Massachusetts, have died this winter in snowmobile crashes, matching Maine's highest fatality total in 16 years.

Sheffield incident where 5 died considered a murder-suicide

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Investigators looking into the deaths of five people in a house fire are now considering the incident a murder-suicide, officials said Thursday.

At Faneuil Hall, a move to recognize ties to slavery

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Boston officials and the National Park Service are partnering to better educate the public about the outsize role that slavery played in the city’s nascent economy.

Man accused of abducting 23-year-old in January now charged with rape

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Victor Pena is accused of abducting the woman in downtown Boston and holding her captive for three days in his Charlestown apartment.