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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.

Recent stories

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.

As Summer Fades, The MBTA Prepares For Winter

September 18, 2015
Contractors place insulation stands below a section of new third rail on the Red Line (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

The MBTA repair crews are working aggressively — regularly shutting down parts of the Red and Orange Lines in order to better prepare them to handle large storms like those that crippled the system last winter.

Somerville Mayor Confident Green Line Extension Will Move Forward

August 25, 2015
Passengers board an MBTA Green Line in Boston. (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.

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