Janelle Nanos

Janelle is a business reporter at the Boston Globe, covering retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. She thrives on diving deep into the ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s economy. She has previously worked at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine, and she currently teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Latest stories

Segun Idowu, head of BECMA, is a man of the moment

By , Globe Staff

At just 31, Segun Idowu already has a career as an organizer behind him, from street protests to the campaign to bring body cameras to Boston police. Now, just 20 months into his role as the executive director of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), Idowu has emerged as a singular voice of the moment.

Eastern Standard, a Kenmore Square stalwart, may be closing for good

By , Globe Staff

The Eastern Standard story is an example of the chess game playing out across the city, with restaurants hit hard and a wave of closings underway.

Restaurants reopen for indoor dining, along with nail salons, tattoo parlors, fitting rooms

By , Globe Staff

Some restaurants began allowing guests into their dining rooms, and close-contact services like nail salons and tattoo parlors welcomed patrons for the first time since mid-March.

Baker says indoor dining can resume at restaurants Monday. Some owners and customers are wary.

By , and , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker said Friday that restaurants can begin offering indoor dining on Monday as the state’s gradual reopening continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.