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

Orange Line passengers say woes are nothing new

By , Maysoon Khan and Alyssa Lukpat , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondents

To many commuters who depend on its unpredictable service, rush hour after crowded rush hour, life on the Orange Line has been more than a recent flurry of negative news. It has been a daily indignity.

In warming winters, a new method of preserving snow for skiing

By , Globe Staff

Led by professors at the University of Vermont, a first-time experiment in the US is seeking to preserve more of the Nordic ski season and turn bare trails into ribbons of snow.

Amid backlash over plan to evict artists, Boston Center for the Arts delays new residency program

By , Globe Staff

The center’s leaders told artists who rent heavily subsidized workspace on Tremont Street that the residency program would not begin until June 2021.

Through his descendants, the legacy of Paul Revere gallops on

By , Globe Staff

Being Paul Revere immortalized for a midnight ride in 1775 is one thing. Being Paul Revere in 21st-century Massachusetts is quite another.