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 energy to unite a residential area. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform 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 local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Add a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is a .jpg). Tell us who we have to credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Because of high volumes of submissions, it isn’t always possible to publish 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. (You can also 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 the Classifieds marketplace, it is possible to 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 wish 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 in town
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is a community forum and social platform designed to connect one to other neighbors ? together with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

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 delivered to local readers.

You can also reply to any 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, 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. Also to make Patch classifieds listings improved place for neighbors, please flag any other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, so 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 can show up in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your neighborhood 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 their communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You want 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 wonderful solution to boost attendance and let neighbors find out about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing you’re posting about has a date and time, it should always be posted being 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 improve your listing and present it extra visibility, also you can pay to promote it as “Featured” across the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
Classifieds

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 want to get rid of
Announcement about your business or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where one can sell or hand out your stuff, look for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.


Once posted, your classified can look 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 which 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” over 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]