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Jack Lepiarz

Reporter and Anchor , WBUR

The son of a circus performer and an anthropology professor, Jack Lepiarz received his broadcasting degree from Emerson College, where he worked as an anchor, producer and news director for WERS 88.9 FM.

He joined WBUR in the spring of 2010, and maintains a healthy love for performing and the circus.

Recent stories

Gaming Commission Strikes Down Proposal For Brockton Casino

April 29, 2016
A rendering of the proposed Brockton casino (Courtesy Mass Gaming and Entertainment)

The decision leaves southeastern Massachusetts without a state-licensed casino, though the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has begun building one in nearby Taunton.

How Traffic Forms, And How Changing Driver Habits Could Help

April 26, 2016
If you drive to work, you probably know exactly where the bottlenecks are. Here's one for a lot of people: the Sullivan Square traffic circle. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Traffic comes from many sources — not just too many cars on the road. But better driving and targeted reductions in the number of cars could yield major benefits.

At Boston College Law School Forum, Tsarnaev Judge Defends Handling Of Trial

April 07, 2016
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing to apologize, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Judge George O’Toole addressed criticism over the racial makeup of the jury that sentenced convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Dismisses Somerville Lawsuit, Saying ‘We’re Done Paying’

March 16, 2016
Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, on Tuesday in Everett. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Construction on the $1.7 billion casino along the Mystic River has been on hold since Somerville filed a new challenge to its environmental permits. But Steve Wynn says he is confident the project will move forward.

‘They Don’t Make These Anymore’: Maintaining The MBTA’s 100-Year-Old Signals

March 07, 2016
Bulbs light up on the wall as MBTA wire person Mike Mason, 64, works on piece of relay equipment patented in 1913. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The MBTA plans to spend $70 million next fiscal year to update its aging signals — some of which are more than 100 years old.

2 Arrested, 2 At Large In Brookline Shootings, Stabbings

January 28, 2016
A crime lab technician dusts for prints from a phone as Brookline police examine the crime scene. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Brookline police say two suspects remain at large in a daytime attack on Wednesday that left three people injured. At least one of the suspects not under arrest is believed to be armed.

After Severe Morning Delays, MBTA Officials Detail The State Of The Red Line

January 25, 2016
During Monday's MBTA control board hearing, board members were briefed on the state of the Red Line -- the T's busiest. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

MBTA officials said the delays were the result of weekend work to replace some of the Red Line track that runs on the Longfellow Bridge.

Bad Odors And Brain Fog: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Quitting Cigarettes

January 15, 2016
WBUR's Jack LePiarz lights up (Photo: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

When you set out to quit smoking, you know it will be hard — but you may not realize the extent of the obstacles, from brain fog and bad smells to constant hunger and haywire emotions. A first-person account.

How The Mass. Casino Industry Stands As 2016 Begins

December 30, 2015
Workers finishing up Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

It’s been a big year for the industry, with the opening of the state’s first expanded gambling facility in Plainville and proposals for Boston and Springfield getting closer to becoming realities.

Examining The MBTA’s 2015 Winter Woes, As The Agency Assures It’s Ready This Season

December 23, 2015

The T says it’s better prepared to handle the extreme weather that caused widespread delays throughout the public transportation system last year and led to a public outcry for fixes.

‘We Stand With France’: In Show Of Solidarity With Paris, Rally Held On Boston Common

November 15, 2015
Austin Wolfe, of Quincy, Mass., who holds both U.S. and French citizenship, carries a French flag at a vigil Sunday in Boston, held in sympathy for the people of Paris. (Steven Senne/AP)

A crowd gathered on Boston Common early Sunday afternoon to express their support of and solidarity with the people of France following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

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