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

‘I couldn’t be the only one having this experience’

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The widow of a Marine who died by suicide is helping others heal from a pain that she knows all too well.

‘Here’s an old friend. This tank saved my life’: WWII veteran rides on Sherman tank again

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Clarence Smoyer was a gunner on tanks with the Third Armored Division in the drive into Germany. Now 95, he had the chance to ride on one again in Charlestown on Wednesday.

South Boston family raises money to honor the memory of their late son

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The McGraths are determined that 2-year-old Colin McGrath’s spirit will endure, by giving back to a community that rallied around them after Colin’s death last year.

As football loses luster, smaller teams take hold in Maine

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Maine is poised to become the only New England state to field high school football teams with eight players instead of 11.