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 think that local news and information have the power to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help keep one another informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood 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 can be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important info directly in the body of one’s 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 should credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Because of high volumes of submissions, it isn’t always possible to create all releases or respond individually ? but we try our best!
More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to get a tip online?
In the Neighbor Posts section, you can 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 news release, column, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can add your own events to the neighborhood lineup.
In california classifieds listings , 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 intend to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in a nearby
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 really a community forum and social platform designed to connect one to other neighbors ? and also Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.
When you post in this section, your post can look near the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If it receives enough attention and engagement, it could likewise appear on the homepage for the community or within an email sent to local readers.
You can also answer any other posts you see on Patch, to help reply to 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, also it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the floor.
Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, in keeping with the Patch Community Guidelines. And to make Patch an improved place for neighbors, please flag any 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.)
You wish to post a:
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
If you’re looking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the option to perform one additional verification part of order to post a news release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.
When you publish an article on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will arrive in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can also choose to share it with nearby communities or include it in an email to readers.
Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
You wish to post a:
Festival or parade
Other local activities
Post an Event
Adding your event to the Patch Community Calendar is a great way to boost attendance and let neighbors find out about fun stuff happening near them. If finished . you’re posting about has a date and time, it should always be posted being an event.
Once posted, your event will appear in the primary Calendar section for the 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 even pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your money can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
You would like to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you would like to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org
Post a Classified
The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where you can sell or hand out your stuff, search 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 will appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.
To boost 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.
Still have questions about posting on Patch? Read more inside our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at [email protected]