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

With hope and a hijab, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud aims to catch anti-incumbent wave in Western Mass.

By , Globe Staff

She is a black, Muslim woman who has never run for political office and is now seeking to unseat US Representative Richard Neal, a 15-term incumbent, in the First Congressional District.

With family grown apart, historic farm is in the middle

By and Emily Williams , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

An auction Thursday attracted hundreds of family members, neighbors, and bidders to watch the old farm be sold.

At Maine retreat, disabled veterans find sense of belonging

By , Globe Staff

This weeklong retreat brings together military veterans who have survived devastating injuries.

Businessman drops plans for vast community in Vermont

By , Globe Staff

A Utah entrepreneur has abruptly announced that he will sell more than 1,500 acres he has acquired in four small Vermont towns.