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

Kennebunkport recalls Barbara Bush as a generous, friendly neighbor

By , Globe Staff

Visitors stopped at an overlook near Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound, to lay flowers or simply gaze at the family’s surf-splashed estate.

Thousands gather on Cape Cod for wake of slain police officer

By , Globe Staff

Law enforcement officers and Cape Cod residents gathered on the chilled streets of Yarmouth to attend Sean Gannon’s wake and reflect on his short but meaningful life.

Harsh weather turns Boston Marathon into a punishing slog

By , and Matt Stout , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

The unforgiving weather made the 2018 Boston Marathon a punishing gantlet of biting rain, buffeting headwinds, and dispiriting cold.

In picturesque Maine town, traffic is a double-edged sword

By , Globe Staff

Anyone who has driven coastal Route 1 toward Boothbay Harbor or Camden in the summer knows the drill: You’ll be staying for a while in Wiscasset, like it or not.