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

VA isn’t cutting checks quick enough for veterans-turned-students

By , Globe Staff

The agency is struggling to update its massive, outdated computer system and chip away at a massive backlog of student claims.


An office where history comes alive

By , Globe Staff

Massachusetts Historical Society librarian Peter Drummey says he has the “best job of anyone I know.”

In Lexington, an interfaith outpouring of support in time of need

By Brian MacQuarrie , Globe Staff

Fellow houses of worship have helped to defray the cost of added security at synagogues in Lexington after a gunman killed 11 Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh last month.

Bishops ignore Vatican, pledge to strengthen accountability

By , Globe Staff

The country’s Roman Catholic bishops ended a contentious three-day gathering with a call to implement tough accountability standards as soon as possible.