Nearly 170 graduating students of P.S. 117 in Briarwood may not receive their caps and gowns and may miss out on senior events at the end of their elementary school experience because $30,000 is miss- ing from the accounts of the school’s PTA, The Courier has learned.
While most teens excitedly await their prom, one Astoria girl was left scrambling for a gown after a local shop owner allegedly scammed her out of her dress. Slims Florentino, 17, claims she gave Astoria Bridal & Boutique owner Jose Gabriel a total of $330 toward a $500 prom dress in February. The money was [...]