Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to understand how to submit news tips or share an area 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 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 press releases can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent 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”).
Add a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Because of 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. (You can even write a more traditional news release, column, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can include your own events to the local 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 want 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 around
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is really a online community and social platform made to connect one to other neighbors ? together with https://yoomza.com/connecticut/ , local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

When 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 in an email sent to local readers.

You can also reply to any posts you see on Patch, to help reply to 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 keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate with the Patch Community Guidelines. Also to make Patch an improved 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 want 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 part of order to post a press release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.

When you publish articles on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and can arrive in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they are able to 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, some examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d 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 great 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 can look in the main Calendar section for your community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To improve your listing and present it extra visibility, you can also pay to promote it as “Featured” across the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You intend 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 you could sell or give away your stuff, search for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

Once posted, your classified can look in the main 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 give it extra visibility, also you can 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]