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

In Massachusetts, outrage is a matter of geography

By and , Globe Staff

From Harvard Square to the birthplace of Connie Mack, the reaction to Robert Mueller’s work was told in a bifurcated tale of two distinctly different communities.

High drama — and a drenching — mark Marathon

By and , Globe Staff

After a downpour, world-class runners and novices alike were rewarded with unexpected sun, drying roads — and then, a desperate, furious duel at the end of the men’s race.

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT grad who helped capture the black-hole image

By , Globe Staff

“We’ve been busting at the seams about what we’ve seen, but we had to keep our mouths shut,” said Bouman, 29, a doctoral graduate of MIT. The team made their discovery almost a year ago but had to keep it secret until now.

Harvard scientists reveal first images ever made of black hole

By Seth Borenstein , Associated Press

Harvard scientists led a team of about 200 researchers from 20 countries to create the first image ever made of a black hole.