One in a series savoring the region’s seasonal bounty.
SALEM — As Carlos Rocha swings his black ice cream truck onto Palmer Street, bound for the local playground, he hits play on his iPod.
The jingle from “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” echoes through the neighborhood as he brings his truck to a stop in front of Mary Jane Lee Park.
It’s a little after 2 p.m., 85 degrees, and the sun is shining, but there isn’t a child in sight.
The 57-year-old Rocha saunters out of his truck, wiping the sweat from his brow.
He squints, looking for signs of life.
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