Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to understand how to submit news tips or share a local event/classified on Patch Bloomfield? It’s easier than you imagine!

At Patch, we believe that local news and information have the power to unite a community. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help to keep one another informed about what’s happening at the local level.

There are a few various ways to reach out.

News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important info directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is a .jpg). Tell us who we ought to credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it’s not always possible to create all releases or respond individually ? but we try our best!


More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to acquire a tip online?
In the Neighbor Posts section, it is possible to ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or take up a local discussion. (Also you can write a more traditional press release, column, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can include your own events to the local lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, you can sell or give away your old stuff; find housing, tenants or roommates; find job candidates or offer your services; and make other local business announcements.

Log in or register with start posting.
You need to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
Recommendation for a local business or service
Opinion about a local issue
Photo you took around
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is a online community and social platform made to connect one to other neighbors ? together with learn more , local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

Once you post in this section, your post will appear at the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If it receives enough attention and engagement, it may likewise appear on the homepage for your community or within an email sent to local readers.

You can also reply to any other posts you see on Patch, to help answer your neighbors’ questions and participate in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come together to help each other understand their community better ? because Patch reporters can’t catch everything, and it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the floor.

Always remember to help keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate with the Patch Community Guidelines. Also to make Patch a better place for neighbors, please flag any other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you an area official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, therefore the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You intend to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re seeking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the choice to complete one additional verification step in order to post a news release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.

When you publish articles on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will show up in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can also choose to share it with nearby communities or include it within an email to readers.

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on their communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
Events

You intend to post a:
Fundraiser
Yard sale
Open house
Festival or parade
Other local activities

Post an Event

Adding your event to the Patch Community Calendar is a superb way to boost attendance and let neighbors know about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing you’re posting about includes a date and time, it should always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event can look in the main Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, you can even pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
Classifieds

You want to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you want to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where one can sell or give away your stuff, look for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

Once posted, your classified will appear in the primary Classifieds section for your community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form that may appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, you may also pay to market it as “featured” across the region for $1 each day per community.

Still have questions about posting on Patch? Read more in our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at [email protected]atch.com.