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

Heat and humidity offer a weekend-long, double-barreled assault

By and Diamond Naga Siu , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Temperature records will be threatened. Energy-sapped residents and midsummer tourists will flock to beaches and air-conditioned rooms for relief. Welcome to the hottest weekend of 2019.

Far from the Washington turmoil, nearly 200 immigrants become Americans

By , Globe Staff

The national debate over race and immigration seemed muted and distant at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum where a group of men and women became US citizens.

Agreement clears way for state to help manage T pension fund

By and Aidan Ryan , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

The state pension system has moved a step closer to managing some of the MBTA’s troubled retirement fund.

A version of the boat that carried the Pilgrims from the Mayflower to the shore is getting a makeover

By , Globe Staff

At historic Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, craftsmen and apprentices are at work on the 33-foot wooden shallop.