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Jack Lepiarz

Production Assistant , 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

Logan Program Helps Autistic Children Board Planes

April 08, 2014

BOSTON — For families with autistic children, flying can be nearly impossible. With its Wings for Autism program, Logan Airport is working to change that.

Awarding Of Eastern Mass. Casino License To Be Delayed

April 03, 2014

BOSTON — The awarding of the eastern Massachusetts license will be delayed at least three months due to a dispute over Boston’s host community status.

Inside The MBTA's Emergency Training Center

March 20, 2014
A Blue Line car in the T's emergency training center (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

BOSTON — With a $10 million grant, Boston now has the only such training facility in the country.

Politicians Largely Avoid South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2014
The Boston Police Gaelic Column marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — State and local politicians largely avoided the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston after talks to allow a gay advocacy group to openly march in the parade fell through.

Green Line Driver In Recent Crash Fired Once Before

March 13, 2014

BOSTON — Sydely Gardner was fired in 2010 after failing to report an accident involving a pedestrian, but he was reinstated by an arbitrator.

MBTA Late-Night Service Begins March 28

March 13, 2014

BOSTON — The MBTA is set to start a one-year pilot program, running trains and the 15 busiest bus routes until 3 a.m. on weekends.

Boston City Council Vets Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applicants

March 05, 2014

BOSTON — In the first of what’s expected to be many public hearings on medical marijuana, Boston city councilors focused mainly on the locations of two proposed dispensaries.

Plainville Slots Parlor On Fast-Track To Opening

February 28, 2014
An artist's rendering of the Plainridge Park Casino, a slots parlor in Plainville

PLAINVILLE, Mass. — The state’s first expanded gambling facility is expected to open in 15 months, after Penn National Gaming was awarded the slots parlor license.

New Mass. Commuter Rail Operator Faces Maryland Opposition Due To Holocaust Link

February 26, 2014
In May 2011, Leo Bretholz, right, shows Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley a list of names of about 76,000 people who were transported to Nazi death camps during World War II by the French rail company Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais (SNCF). SNCF is the parent company of Keolis, which was recently awarded the new commuter rail contract in Massachusetts. (Brian Witte/AP)

BOSTON — Maryland legislators are considering banning French rail company Keolis from winning a state contract because of its parent company’s role in the Holocaust.

In Taunton, Sen. Markey Discusses ‘Epidemic’ Of Heroin Addiction

February 24, 2014

TAUNTON, Mass. — So far this year, the city of Taunton has reported more than 60 drug overdoses, five of them fatal.

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