A Hoboken resident for over 30 years
and a freelance writer since 1985, Holly Metz has written extensively on legal, cultural, and social issues for the American Bar Association and for publications including The Progressive
, Labor History
, and the New York Times
. The founder of the Hoboken Oral History Project, which documents the city’s working class history, she received two New Jersey Historical Commission grants to research poor relief and the Scutellaro trial. Killing the Poormaster
is the result of that research.