Jenn Abelson

Jenn Abelson is an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team. She joined the Globe in 2001 and recently covered the retail and restaurant sectors. Abelson spent about two years investigating fraud in the seafood industry for the series “Fishy Business.” A graduate of Cornell University, Abelson was a 2012 finalist for the Livingston Award for journalists under 35.

Latest stories

Spotlight follow-up

Oft-criticized landlord gets board approval

By Jenn Abelson , Globe Staff

Anwar Faisal, the subject of a Globe Spotlight Report, was approved to house international high school students attending CATS Academy.

Spotlight follow-up

Notorious landlord has another problem to explain

By Jenn Abelson and Jonathan Saltzman , Globe Staff

Anwar Faisal has been operating a dormitory with possible structural issues and without a valid license.


City sends letters to property owners targeting violations

By Jonathan Saltzman and , Globe Staff

Fifteen hundred units with at least one serious code violation in the past year will inspected first.

Globe Spotlight

Walsh vows off-campus student housing crackdown

By Jonathan Saltzman and Jenn Abelson , Globe staff

In the wake of a Spotlight Team investigation, Mayor Walsh is promising more inspections and daily fines on scofflaw landlords.