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

The Protectors

Churches offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation

By , Globe Staff

Two Boston-area congregations and their supporters have chosen to provide shelter to a woman from Ecuador and her children, and a man from El Salvador.

Sympathy and support for Stanley Rosenberg in his hometown of Amherst

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Voters in Amherst came to Rosenberg’s defense, saying he should not be punished for his spouse’s misconduct.

Veteran injured in service fights for caregiver benefits

By , Globe Staff

Alexis Courneen was a 19-year-old only two weeks out of Coast Guard boot camp. She doesn’t recall the details of the accident that changed her life that day in 1998.

89-year-old pilot who died Wednesday lived a life of adventure

By , Globe Staff

For Norman Baker, flying was only one part of a lifetime of daring exploration and adventure.