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

As shutdown drags on, consequences mount in Mass.

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From a local US Coast Guard Base to Logan Airport, Massachusetts is feeling the strain as the partial government shutdown continues.

For elite US troops, a never-ending war

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Members of Special Operations Forces carry the burden of global conflicts, but multiple deployments tear at health and family.

A musical journey through the Hebrides

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The four-day Hebridean Celtic Festival, a sensory cornucopia of nonstop performances, casts a warm, incandescent glow to these islands each summer.

Worcester firefighter, killed Sunday, was a single father devoted to his daughter

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Christopher Roy was killed while fighting a five-alarm fire on Lowell Street in Worcester early Sunday.