Mayors emeritae

Former Haddon Heights Mayor Scott Alexander, whose use of  the appellation "Mayor Emeritus" to market  himself professionally has raised eyebrows -- including mine -- insists the title comes with the territory.

He points out that organizations such as the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and the Camden County Mayors Association identify members or honorees by the honorific, and about that, he is certainly correct.

"All former Mayors hold the title of Mayor Emeritus," Alexander says via email.

The former mayor opted last year not to seek a second term after his aggressive approach won him the admiration of Chris Christie but the enmity of some folks closer to home.