I lived in west Cambridge when I was 4.
More recently, I lived in Brighton in my mid-twenties.
My daughter went to kindergarden in Brighton; my son was born at St Elizabeth's Hospital.
I worked on the east edge of the MIT campus and rode my bike to work along Western Avenue and through campus everyday.
My wife took the Green Line to the Back Bay to attend classes at Boston University.
I took the Red Line down to Dorchester to attend classes at UMass-Boston.
We used to go grocery shopping at the mall in Watertown.
Boston has had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week.
But Boston is a Very Wonderful Place, and I know it will recover.
Best wishes, and may the healing begin.