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

Home-health provider cuts off services to veterans when the VA fails to pay its bills

By , Globe Staff

A New Hampshire home-health care provider repeatedly asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay its bills. Why the VA wouldn’t was a frustrating and inscrutable mystery.

Margaret M. Heckler, former US health services chief and ambassador to Ireland, dies at 87

By and , Globe Staff

The former diplomat and eight-term Massachusetts congresswoman championed HIV awareness and women’s rights.

One of the city’s oldest byways, frozen in time

By , Globe Staff

Brian Schweizer has worked in Pi Alley for 12 years, but how the downtown shortcut got its name is a mystery to him. “I have no idea,” Schweizer said. He’s not alone.

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.