Bloomfield Patch: How 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 think!

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

There are a few different ways to reach out.

News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of one’s email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we have to credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to utilize 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 have a tip online?
In the Neighbor Posts section, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start a local discussion. (Also you can write a more traditional news 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 neighborhood lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, it is possible to sell or hand out 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 an area business or service
Opinion about a local issue
Photo you took in town
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is really a online community and social platform made to connect you to other neighbors ? together with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

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

You can also reply to any posts you see on Patch, to greatly help answer your neighbors’ questions and participate in local discussions. We encourage neighbors ahead together to help one another 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 ground.

Always remember to help keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, in keeping with the Patch Community Guidelines. And 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 obtain a local official badge, so the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

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

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

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

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To use, florida classifieds listings @patch.com with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You wish 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 fantastic solution 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 will always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the main Calendar section for your 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 promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You wish 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 business or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where you can sell or hand out 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 the community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form that will appear inside your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and present 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 inside our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at [email protected]