CAMBRIDGE — The wounds of terrorism are deep here.
Larry Aaronson said he started having anxiety attacks in the week after the bombings, unable to reconcile his image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with the suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon attacks.
Audra Smanski began harboring fears for his young son’s safety and locks the doors to her home, thinking it is the little she can do to feel safe.
And Raj Bala is overcome with sadness each time he enters his workplace at MIT’s Stata Center, near the spot prosecutors say one of the Tsarnaev brothers killed a campus police officer, Sean Collier, as he sat in his cruiser.
Across Cambridge, a city of Ivy League sensibilities, progressive politics, and much-heralded diversity, the Marathon bombings’ aftermath has brought aftershocks as residents confront the fact that two of their own may have committed such horror.
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