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

Veterinarians worry that people are taking their pets’ opioids

By , Globe Staff

Veterinarians believe that more and more pet owners are using their cats and dogs as a ploy to obtain opioids for themselves.

‘Yesterday he was celebrating.’ Today, friends and family mourn for Lawrence teen

By , and , Globe Staff

Leonel Rondon, 18, had just gotten his driver’s license and had gone to visit friends when a nearby house exploded, sending the chimney crashing down onto his vehicle.

One man dies as fires, explosions rock Lawrence area

By , and Danny McDonald , Globe Staff

One man died Thursday as firefighters were called to dozens of addresses in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover for reports of fires, explosions, or gas odors. All residents of those areas who have Columbia Gas have been urged to evacuate.

Boston archdiocese removes hospital chaplain from ministry after sex abuse allegation

By and , Globe Staff

The Rev. Christian Ohazulume, who has worked as a Boston hospital chaplain, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing a child in 2007 in Randolph.