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Jack Lepiarz

Reporter , 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.

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Somerville Mayor Confident Green Line Extension Will Move Forward

August 25, 2015
Passengers board an MBTA Green Line in Boston earlier this summer. (Steven Senne/AP)

Some Somerville residents, however, aren’t so optimistic that the state will absorb up to $1 billion in possible cost overruns.

‘Juror 83′ Is First Tsarnaev Juror To Speak About Trial Experience, Death Penalty Decision

August 25, 2015
Kevan Fagan, 23, speaks about his experience serving on the jury in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Kevan Fagan, 23, told WBUR he would likely have changed his vote had he been aware of the Richard family’s opposition to the death penalty. He is now the first juror to agree to be named, have his picture taken and talk about the trial.

Bostonian Who Helped Organize Olympic Effort: USOC Restrictions ‘Ruined It From The Start’

July 29, 2015

The co-founder of Boston 2024, who then took on a role as a part-time consultant with the group, said restrictions by the U.S. Olympic Committee are the reason Boston 2024 was unable to gain public trust.

After Failed Bid, What Can Boston Do With All That Olympic Planning?

July 29, 2015
Boston 2024 had proposed a huge new commercial development for the area known as Widett Circle, including 18 blocks of new construction with 4,000 housing units, hotels and retail. Many believe some of Boston 2024's proposals can offer a rough plan for how to improve the city over the coming decade, even without a 2024 deadline. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Many believe some of Boston 2024’s proposals can offer a rough plan for how to improve the city over the coming decade, even without a 2024 deadline.

Hundreds Say Goodbye To Springfield Marine

July 27, 2015

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan was honored at a private funeral Monday, attended by family, friends and dignitaries including Gov. Charlie Baker.

U.S. Attorney’s Office: Boston Lawsuit Against Gaming Commission Contains False Claims

July 23, 2015

Boston’s claim that private investigators working for Wynn Resorts knew of a convicted felon’s stakes in the land Wynn purchased for its $1.7 billion Everett casino is false, according to court filings on behalf of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office.

Outside Racetrack Operator Expressed Interest In Suffolk Downs

July 23, 2015

The Stronach Group, one of the largest horse racing companies in the world, has had conversations with Suffolk Downs officials, but track owners say they haven’t received any “legitimate proposal.”

Panel Tasked With MBTA Revamp Starts Work

July 21, 2015
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The management and fiscal control board did not take any action at the meeting, relying instead on nearly two hours of presentations transportation leaders.

Mayor Walsh Debuts City’s New ‘Front Lawn’

July 15, 2015
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh greets guests Wednesday afternoon during a launch party for the city's new "front lawn" on City Hall Plaza. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

The new artificial grass lawn on City Hall Plaza is one of several small, inexpensive changes the city is making in an effort to make the concrete expanse more welcoming.

All You Need To Know About Boston’s Lawsuit Against The Gaming Commission

July 09, 2015
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett (Courtesy Wynn Resorts Holdings)

The city’s lawsuit seeks to revoke Wynn’s Everett casino license and prevent the five gaming commissioners from acting further on the Greater Boston license. Here’s an explainer.

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