Matey's Crossroads Hotel is a well-known Hellertown landmark, not only because of its food, but also because of its iconic signage.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Lehigh Valley unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent, the lowest since May 2009.
The Lehigh Valley region added 1,200 jobs in February as the unemployment rate inched down to 8.7 percent. That’s the lowest jobless rate since May 2009 when it was 8.6 percent, according to Steven Zellers, state Department of Labor & Industry analyst. Over the past year, the region has added 1,800 jobs, which is not a huge gain but is moving in the right direction, he said. “There’s a lot of positives in this but it’s not something you hire a band and shoot off fireworks for,” Zellers said. The increase of 1,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in February brought the total number of jobs to 334,100 in the region. For statistical purposes, the state Labor Department groups together the counties of Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Warren …
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Matey Family is continuing their delicious culinary tradition of pizza and steak sandwiches, which have been served up in Hellertown for close to 60 years.
As one walks into the Crossroads Hotel at 1443 Main Street in Hellertown, it's not unusual to experience an overwhelming flavor sensation, simply because of the heavenly aromas which fill the air. Ray Matey, owner of the Crossroads, is often there to greet customers with a smile. He recently sat down to discuss his family’s historic Hellertown business, which was started by his grandparents, Joe and Margaret Matey, more than 58 years ago. The restaurant, which Ray's parents took ownership of in the 1960s, has been in the Matey family ever since. Matey began his recollections of growing up in a restaurant-owning family with fond memories of working at the Crossroads as a child. “I used to stand on the soda box to reach the table to press …