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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 think that local news and information have the energy to unite a residential area. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.

There are a few different ways to reach out.

News tips and press releases can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could 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 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).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it’s not always possible to publish 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 press 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 neighborhood 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 would like to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
Recommendation for a local business or service
Opinion in regards to 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 designed to connect you to other neighbors ? together with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

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

You can also reply to any posts you see on Patch, to greatly help reply to your neighbors’ questions and take part 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 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 a better place for neighbors, please flag any posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to obtain 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 seeking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the choice to perform one additional verification part of 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’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and can show up 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 the communities more deeply. To use, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and a few sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You need 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 way to boost attendance and let neighbors find out 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, top alaska classifieds sites can look in the primary 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 may also 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 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 need 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 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 main 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 give it extra visibility, you may also pay to market it as “featured” over the region for $1 per 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]